SHI Secures Order for a 112 MW Dedicated Biomass-Fired Power Boiler

April 19, 2021

Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Limited (President and CEO: Shinji Shimomura) secured an order from JGC JAPAN CORPORATION (head office: Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture; Representative Director, President: Shoji Yamada) for a boiler facility for a 112 MW biomass-fired thermal power plant (planned construction site: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture).

The facility is a high-efficiency biomass fired boiler that employs the reheating system*1 and uses wood pellets as its primary fuel. It will form the core of a biomass-fired power station that is planned by Sendai-ko Biomass Power GK which was established by the Sumitomo Corporation Group.

This power-generating facility will use a “circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boiler.” The SHI Group has supplied more than 500 CFB boilers in Japan and abroad*2 SHI’s CFB boilers have a large share of the high-efficiency biomass power generation sector, and recognition of SHI’s track record was a factor leading to the decision to its selection in this project.
SHI will contribute to a stable electric power supply and the realization of a low-carbon society by providing reliable and highly efficient power generation facilities fueled by biomass and resource-saving low-grade fuels that are effective in combating global warming.

Facility outline
Boiler Type: Circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boiler (Reheating system)
Maximum evaporation: 370 t/h
Fuel: Wood pellets, etc.
Scheduled start of service: 2025 (planned)

*1: Reheating system: A technology that makes high-efficiency power generation possible by sending steam that was expanded in a steam turbine back to the boiler, reheating it, and then sending it back to the steam turbine.
*2: SHI Group: Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Limited and Sumitomo SHI FW (SFW), a subsidiary. The figure provided includes CFB technology licensees of the SHI Group.