BIZ BRIEF: Mitsubishi to produce rotors in Southern U.S.

December 14, 2011

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries announced Dec. 14 in Tokyo that it will soon start construction of a production shop for rotors, the core component of gas turbines, in Pooler, Georgia.

Plans call for the commencement of construction in the second quarter of 2012 and completion in the third quarter of 2013. The rotor production shop will be built on the premises of MHI's Savannah Machinery Works, dedicated to gas turbine combustor production, gas and steam turbine rotor after-service, and gas and steam turbine assembly.

With this plant, MHI looks to further expand its power systems business in North America, where gas turbine combined-cycle power generation systems demand is expected to increase sharply, while at the same time avoiding adverse effects from exchange rate fluctuations.

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