Japanese electrical giant Mitsubishi Power celebrated the shipment of its first ever American-made gas turbine. Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas President Koji Hasagawa pressed a button that lifted the veil on the shrink-wrapped turbine, the size and shape of a NASA rocket.
Mitsubishi Power is marking the end of one phase of construction and the beginning of another at its plant near Savannah. Officials with the Japanese heavy equipment maker say, they expect to begin work soon at their electrical turbine manufacturing facility in Pooler. The company will dedicate the plant, expected to employ 200 by the end of next year.
Officials at Mitsubishi Power Systems have approved the third and final phase of a gas turbine manufacturing plant near Savannah. The company's board on Monday announced the last stage of the facility, which should be completed by 2012.
Savannah business officials say, there's nothing to know yet about a potential economic development project near the Savannah airport. Airport officials recently approved moving a new runway and studying traffic for what in the public record is called simply a quote "potential new development." That hasn't stopped some from speculating about a big new employer.