(EnergyAsia, May 20 2011, Friday) — Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) said it has received an order to supply two 350MW steam-turbines to be installed at two large-scale coal-fired thermal power plants in Morocco. MHI, which will also be sending technical advisers to work on the installation, did not disclose the project’s value.

The turbines will be delivered to the consortium comprising South Korea’s Daewoo Engineering & Construction Co Ltd and Japan’s Mitsui & Co Ltd which has been contracted to build the plants for Jorf Lasfar Energy Company 5&6 (JLEC 5&6), a power company owned by Abu Dhabi National Energy Company (TAQA).

The two plants, in which the steam turbines are to be installed, will be built on the site of the existing power station in the Jorf Lasfar district, near El Jadida, in the southwest of Casablanca.

Founded in 2005, TAQA is one of the largest companies listed on the Abu Dhabi Stock Exchange. It operates a wide range of energy businesses internationally, including oil and gas development and electricity.