December 21, 2017 - Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd. (President and CEO: Shunsuke Betsukawa; hereinafter referred to as “SHI” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has secured an order for a power plant (Output: 112MW; Project Location: Kaita-Cho, Aki District, Hiroshima Prefecture; hereinafter referred to as the “Plant”) from Kaita Biomass Power Co., Ltd. (President and CEO: Takeshi Tanimura), a power generation company that was jointly established by Hiroshima Gas Co., Ltd. and the Chugoku Electric Power Co
December 19, 2017 - Mr. Toshiyuki Okoshi has been appointed to the position of Senior Vice President, Corporate Planning of Sumitomo SHI FW (SFW) as of 15 December 2017. He will become a member of SFW’s Senior Leadership Team (SLT), located in Espoo Headquarters, and he will report to CEO Tomas Harju-Jeanty.
November 29, 2017 - The Soma Kolin project is very important to Turkey as well as other countries with large resources of low quality coals and lignites. CFB technology is the best choice for tapping into Turkey’s vast lignite reserves, as underscored by the Soma Kolin project. The success of Soma Kolin will encourage countries, such as India, Germany, Thailand and Pakistan to reconsider their plans for using their low quality indigenous fuels for secure, affordable and clean power. In a recent edition of Electricity Turkey, Bob Giglio & Boguslaw Krzton, Sumitomo SHI FW examine the role of CFB technology for Turkey and other emerging markets.
November 29, 2017 - Scale economics, fuel availability, and environmental impact have generally been the key factors determining utility-size power plant design choices. In the November edition of Modern Power System, Robert Giglio and Timo Jäntti, Sumitomo SHI FW discuss a good illustration of this axiom, the 299 MWe Tees Renewable Energy Plant (TeesREP), a combined heat and power facility being built on a brownfield site at Teesport near Middlesbrough, UK.
November 29, 2017 - Changes in the global solid fuel market provide a market advantage to owners of plants that are fuel agnostic. But fuel flexibility means more than just being able to burn a wide range of coals or even coal and biomass mixes. It also means that plant reliability, maintenance, ease of operation, and stack emissions must be largely unaffected over a very wide range of fuel quality including coal and biomass fuel mixes. Robert Giglio, Senior VP of Sumitomo SHI-FW discusses why Fuel Flexible CFBs are the Future of Solid Fuel Power Generation in the latest issue of Power Insider Magazine.
November 29, 2017 - Bob Giglio & Boguslaw Krzton, Sumitomo SHI FW discuss The Right Solution for Turkey’s Energy Future in the latest edition of Enerji Panorama.

Teesside goes big on biomass (TEI Times)

November 6, 2017 - When it begins commercial operation, the 299 MW Tees Renewable Energy Plant in the UK will be the largest and most efficient dedicated biomass fired power plant in the world. Junior Isles examines the plant, which marks a new milestone for circulating fluidised bed technology.
November 3, 2017 - The recent acquisition of Amec Foster Wheeler’s circulating fluidised bed (CFB) boiler business by Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd is a big deal in the biomass to energy world. The new entity Sumitomo SHI FW (SFW) calls itself, “A new global leader in sustainable energy solutions,” a seemingly bold and bullish statement that on closer examination has plenty of substance to it.