Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. (President and CEO: Shunsuke Betsukawa; hereinafter referred to as “SHI” or the “Company) established a joint venture with Chubu Plant Service Co., Ltd. (President and Representative: Motoki Fukasawa) and secured an order for a biomass power plant (Output: 49,000kW, Project Location: On the Yokkaichi Thermal Power Plant site of Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc.; hereinafter referred to as the “Plant”) from Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (President & Director: Satoru Katsuno). For SHI, this is the first order for a dedicated biomass combustion power plant received from an electric power company.
The Plant will use wood pellets, palm kernel shells, and other materials as its main 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: 49 MW
Type of Fuels: Wood pellets and palm kernel shells
Power Generation Method: Steam Turbine
Scheduled Commercial Operation Date: April 2020
(*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.