Toshiba International To Provide KC Power & Light With Large Steam Turbine Generator(2)

Deal worth about $60 million for U.S. unit of Toshiba.

Toshiba International, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of Toshiba Corp. of Japan, Wednesday said it received a contract to supply a large supercritical steam turbine generator for Kansas City Power & Light's Iatan 2 power plant project in Kansas.

The net plant output of 850-megawatts will be one of the largest supercritical plants being built in the U.S. For the Iatan 2 project, Toshiba International will supply steam turbine generator with a contract value of approximately $60 million. The plant is scheduled for commercial operation in 2010.

"There are few manufacturers in the world who have manufactured a turbine generator set of this size," said Mark Wohlschlegel, Vice President and Assistant General Manager of the Power Systems Division of Toshiba International. "We were fortunate to have two 'sister units' in Japan in operation since 2001. Knowing that we had like units operating successfully provided significant comfort to KCP&L."