Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) recently announced that its Australian subsidiary, Toshiba International Corporation Pty. Ltd. (TIC), has won a major contract to retrofit steam turbines, generators, and associated equipment as part of the modernization project of EnergyAustralias Mt Piper Power Station in Portland, Australia. The overall retrofit work is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2021.
The project will increase Mt Pipers output from 1400 MW to 1460 MW of critical baseload generation that is equivalent to the needs of 55,000 homes without any increase in coal consumption or emissions. The increase in output will be achieved through the replacement/upgrade of major equipment including steam turbine, generator and heat exchangers. TIC won the order on the strength of Toshiba ESSs high efficiency steam path design, local service capabilities and proven results providing major thermal upgrades globally.