CCGT Plants in Japan - other regions

Akita GT
Location: Akita
Operator: Tohoku Electric Power Co
Configuration: 333-MW M701F4 gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2012
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco
EPC: MHI
EPC: Tohoku EPC added two large GTs to impove system reliability and production after the Great East Japan Earthquake. This machine went commercial on 9 Jun 2012.

Photograph courtesy of Tohoku Electric Power Co
Posted 20 Jun 2012

Mizuho Works
Location: Nagano
Operator: IHI
Configuration: 1 X 40 MW LM6000 gas turbine
Fuel: distillate oil
Operation: 1993
T/G supplier: IHI
Quick facts: The IHI Mizuho Works site is about 160,000m² of which the under-roof area is 65,000m². It is used for assembly and overhauling of jet engines, light gas turbines, and related equipment.

Photograph courtesy of Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries
Posted 27 Mar 2004

Mizushima-1 Repower
Location: Okayama
Operator: Chugoku Electric Power Co Inc
Configuration: 285-MW, 1+1 CCGT with M501F3 gas turbine
Fuel: LNG
Operation: 2009
HRSG supplier: MHI
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco, Hitachi
EPC: MHI
Quick facts: On 8 Apr 2009, Chugoku Electric completed the Mizushima Unit-1 repowering project. MHI added a GT and HRSG and re-used the existing Hitachi steam set, which began commercial operation in 1961.

Photograph courtesy of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Posted 3 Oct 2009

Nakoso IGCC
Location: Fukushima
Operator: Clean Coal Power R&D Co Ltd
Configuration: 250-MW, 1+1 CCGT with M701DA gas turbine
Fuel: coal syngas
Operation: 2008
HRSG supplier: MHI
T/G supplier: MHI
EPC: MHI
Quick facts: Clean Coal Power R&D Co was founded in FY 2001 by the nine main Japanese power companies, J-Power with support from CRIEPI and METI to develop and build a commercial scale air-blown IGCC plant. The output ratio between the GT and ST is about 1:1 due to the availability of addtional thermal input from the SGC heat exchanger. Rated output was reached in Mar 2008. Throughput is about 1,700 tpd of coal. Bituminous and subbituminous coals from China, Colombia, Indonesia, Russia and the USA have all been used. The project was damaged by the Mar 2011 earthquake and tsunami but an intense recovery effort allowed for plant restart on 28 Jul. A pilot gasifier operated at Nakoso from 1991 to 1996.

Photograph courtesy of www.iis.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Posted 3 Aug 2013

Sendai No 4
Location: Miyagi
Operator: Tohoku Electric Power Co
Configuration: 446-MW single-shaft CCGT block with M701F4 gas turbine
Fuel: LNG
Operation: 2010
HRSG supplier: MHI
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco
EPC: MHI
Quick facts: This is the launch M701F4 gas turbine in operation. First firing was on 10 Feb 2010 and COD was 29 Jul 2010. Three 175-MW coal-fired sets at the site were commissioned from 1959-62 and retired from 2003-05.

Photograph courtesy of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Posted 2 Apr 2010

Sendai Refinery
Location: Miyagi
Operator: Nippon Petroleum Refining Co Ltd
Configuration: 102-MW, 2+1 CCGT with H-25 gas turbines CHP
Fuel: petrochem off-gas
Operation: 2007
HRSG supplier: MHI
T/G supplier: Hitachi, MHI, Melco
EPC: MHI
Quick facts: This CHP plant was commissioned on 20 Sep 2007 as part of a project undertaken by NPRC to upgrade facilities at its Sendai Refinery. The primary fuel is gas created as a by-product of the increased production of propylene and xylene. Surplus power is exported to the grid. This is the world's first CCGT of its kind with two fully-fired boilers and the ability to use other gas fuels depending on the refinery's gas balance.

Photograph courtesy of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
Posted 1 Dec 2007

 

Yanai
Location: Yamaguchi
Operator: Chugoku Electric Power Co
Configuration: two 700-MW single-shaft CCGT blocks with 6 X 7001E gas turbines and 4 X 7001F gas turbines
Fuel: LNG
Operation: 1990-1996
HRSG supplier: Babcock-Hitachi
T/G supplier: Hitachi

Photograph courtesy of Chugoku Electric Power Co Ltd
Posted 15 Sep 2001

Yoshinoura
Location: Okinawa
Operator: Okinawa Electric Power Co Inc
Configuration: two 251-MW single-shaft CCGT blocks with SGT6-4000F gas turbines
Fuel: LNG
Operation: 2012-2013
HRSG supplier: Babcok- Hitachi
T/G supplier: Siemens, Fuji Electric
Quick facts: The first two phases of the Yoshinoura PS cost about ¥100bn The site is in Nakagusuku-son, Nakagami-gun. In Feb 2011, Okinawa EPC agreed to buy 400,000 tpy of LNG from Osaka Gas Co landed at the new terminal adjacent to the power station. Unit-1 went commercial in Nov 2012 followed by UnNit-2 in 23 May 2013. Two more CCGT blocks are planned.

Photograph courtesy of Okinawa Electric Power Co Ltd
Posted 31 Mar 2012

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 04-Jun-2016

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