Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems has won a huge contract to supply eight turbines for two combined cycle gas-fired power plants to be built in near Bangkok in Thailand. The plants are being constructed under a joint venture between Japan’s Mitsui & Co and Thailand’s Gulf Energy Development Public Company Limited, and the Japanese connection may have been an influence in Mitsubishi Hitachi receiving the contract, though more influential might have been the expected final plant efficiency of 63%. The company itself credited its win to the high environmental performance of its equipment (which of course is strongly related to efficiency). The two plants are to have a combined generation capacity of 5,300 MW, each having four units, and the order is the largest in Mitsubishi Hitachi’s history in terms of capacity. The contract value is US$918 million (€753 million).