Combining its offerings of the latest gas turbines and state-of-the-art compressors, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd will deliver a broad range of new technologies that simplify LNG plant facilities, reduce costs and increase environmental performance. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Compressor International Corp. will strengthen its compressor and steam turbine after-sale services – including retrofitting, repair and parts manufacture – by improving and expanding its repair and machining facilities at its Pearland Works plant in Texas.
Planned LNG plant enhancement offerings include medium-scale, high-efficiency H-100 gas turbines manufactured by Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Ltd. (MHPS), which will drive MCO-manufactured compressors.
MCO-I has installed the latest parts machining equipment, diverse testing equipment and rotor repair equipment at Pearland Works. To ensure outstanding quality control and production consistency, the Company chose equipment compatible with the operation programs and training materials in use at MCO’s existing facilities.
Pearland Works began operations in April 2015. In the first phase, an approximately 183 000 ft2 factory and office building were constructed on a plot of land roughly 26 acres in area. Initial operations consisted of local production primarily of compressor packaging and after-sale servicing of equipment delivered by MCO. Then in June 2015 the plant shipped its first locally packaged compressor, initiating the steps needed for a local production system.
“With this new enhancement of the factory’s repair and machining functions, MCO-I aims to attract orders from new petrochemical plants for compressors and turbines,” said Masanori Kobayashi, President, MCO-I. “We will also seek to increase our parts manufacture and repair business to upgrade or replace MCO legacy equipment, and will develop a system to improve response time to requests for upgrades, parts replacement or repairs for equipment originally provided by other companies.”
As part of this comprehensive Texas initiative, both MCO and MCO-I will showcase their capabilities at the 45th Turbomachinery & Pumps Symposia.
Edited from press release by Angharad Lock
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