SHI Secures Order for a 75 MW class Dedicated Biomass-Fired Power Boiler

March 24, 2020

Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. (Representative Director, President and CEO: Shinji Shimomura) has secured an order from JGC JAPAN CORPORATION (Head Office: Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture, Representative Director and President: Shoji Yamada) for a boiler facility to be used at a 75 MW 100% biomass-fired power plant (Output: 74,950kW, planned construction location: Ishinomaki-shi, Miyagi Prefecture).

The facility constitutes the core of the dedicated biomass-fired power plant project, which was established jointly by RENOVA, Inc. (Founding CEO: Yosuke Kiminami), Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. (President: Takashi Uchida), UNITED PURPOSE MANAGEMENT INC. (CEO: Hisaki Hirano), and Mizuho Leasing Co., Ltd. (President and CEO: Hiroshi Motoyama) through Ishinomaki Hibarino Biomass Energy G.K. The high-efficiency dedicated biomass-fired boiler facility, which uses wood pellets and palm shells as its primary fuels, utilizes the reheat system (*1).
The power generation facility utilizes Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) technology for which our group has a track record of over 500 boilers globally (*2). Our CFB boilers command an overwhelming market share in the field of high-efficiency biomass power generation, and it was the recognition of our track record that led to the successful introduction at this plant.
Our company will continue to pursue excellent fuel diversity in CFB technology with the aim of alleviating the burden on the global environment and ensuring stable electricity supply. To this end, we provide high-efficiency power generation facilities that utilize biomass fuels, which contribute to the reduction of environmental load, and waste type fuels including refuse derived fuel.

[Overview of Facility]
Boiler Type: Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) Boiler (Reheat System)
Maximum continuous rating: 260t/h
Fuel: Wood pellets and palm shells
Scheduled Commercial Operation Date: May 2023

(*1)Reheat 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)Our group: Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd., and our subsidiary Sumitomo SHI FW (SFW). This value also includes CFB licensees of SFW.