SHI Secures Order for a 75 MW Dedicated Biomass Combustion Power Plant

April 25, 2018

Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. (President and CEO: Shunsuke Betsukawa; hereinafter referred to as “SHI") has secured an order from Biopower Kanda Goudou Gaisha ([Representative] President: Nozomu Mori), a power company established by The Kansai Electric Power Company, Incorporated (President and Director: Shigeki Iwane), for a biomass power plant (output: approximately 75,000 kW; project location: Kanda-machi, Miyako-gun, Fukuoka Prefecture; hereinafter referred to as the "Plant").

The Plant will use materials such as wood pellets as its main fuel sources, and is designed to be a high-efficiency, dedicated biomass combustion power plant that utilizes a reheating system (*1). Once complete, the plant will contribute to renewable energy development and help to combat global warming.

The Plant utilizes SHI Group’s “Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) boiler technology” which has over 490 references (*2) globally. The Company’s boilers command a high share in the high-efficiency biomass power plant market worldwide, and this track record was a key factor in the securing of this order.

SHI will continue to supply high-efficiency power plants of varying capacities that utilize low-rank- coal and biomass fuels allowing for efficient fuel utilization and reducing emissions, thus contributing to a stable power supply and global warming countermeasures.

  • Power Plant Outline

Boiler Type: Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) Boiler (Reheating System)
Gross Output: Approx. 75,000 kW
Fuel Type: Wood Pellets, Etc.
Power Generation Method: Steam Turbine
Scheduled Commercial Operation Date: October 2021

(*1) Reheating System: In this system, the steam that expands inside a steam turbine is re-sent into the boiler. By re-heating and re-sending the surplus steam into the steam turbine, high-efficiency power generation is achieved.
(*2) The SHI Group: SHI and its subsidiary Sumitomo SHI FW (SFW).
The values include references of the SHI Group and licensees of SFW for CFB technology.