SHI Secures Order for a Dedicated Biomass Combustion Power Plant of 112 MW Output

April 01, 2019

Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. (President and CEO: Shinji Shimomura; hereinafter referred to as "SHI") secured an order for a biomass power plant (Output: 112,000kW, Project Location: Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture; hereinafter referred to as the “Plant”) from Able Energy Limited Liability Company (Acting Managing Partner: Yukihide Sato(Able Company,LTD.) / Mika Makiyama(The Kansai Electric Power Co.,Inc)), a power generating company jointly established by Able Company,LTD.(CEO:Yukihide Sato), The Kansai Electric Power Co.,Inc (President and Director: Shigeki Iwane), and Kyudenko Corporation (President: Matsuji Nishimura).

The Plant will use wood pellets as its fuel source, 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: 112 MW
Type of Fuels: Wood pellets
Power Generation Method: Steam Turbine
Scheduled Commercial Operation Date: April 2022

(*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.