Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. (President and CEO: Shunsuke Betsukawa; hereinafter referred to as “SHI”) has established a joint enterprise with NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN ENGINEERING CO., LTD. (Representative Director and President: Shinichi Fujiwara) and secured an order from Kanda Biomass Energy K.K. (Representative Director and President: Isamu Suyama) 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 wood pellets 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.
The Plant utilizes SHI Group’s “Circulating Fluidized Bed CFB) boiler technology” which has over 490 references (*2) globally. SHI’s CFB boilers are capable of burning a wide range of fuels and demonstrate particular superiority in the biomass power generation field, commanding a high share of the market. This track record was a key factor in the securing of this order.
Through the stable combustion of biomass fuels and low-rank fuels, SHI will contribute to reductions in customers’ power generation costs and provide sustainable energy solutions.[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: Steam Turbine
Scheduled Commercial Operation Date: June 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.