Gas- and Oil-Fired Steam-Electric Plants in Japan -
other regions
Location: Tokushima
Operator: Shikoku Electric Power Co
Configuration: 1 X 125 MW, 1 X 220 MW, 2 X 450 MW
Fuel: fuel oil
Operation: 1963-1976
Boiler supplier: MHI, IHI
T/G supplier: MHI, Hitachi, Toshiba

Photograph courtesy of Shikoku Electric Power Co
Posted 4 Oct 2001

Location: Oita
Operator: Kyushu Electric Power Co
Configuration: 2 X 500 MW
Fuel: residual oil
Operation: 1977-1980
Boiler supplier: IHI
T/G supplier: Toshiba
Quick facts: These two supercritical units are equipped with wet FGD scrubbers using the Kureha-Kawasaki sodium limestone process. In the late 1990s, their condensers were partially retubed with a new high-molybdenum ferritic stainless steel developed by Sumitomo Metal Technology Inc.

Photograph courtesy of
Posted 8 Sep 2012

Location: Okinawa
Operator: Okinawa Electric Power Co
Configuration: 4 X 85 MW (ret), 1 X 125 MW
Fuel: HFO
Operation: 1970-1981
Boiler supplier: IHI, Deutsche Babcock
T/G supplier: Toshiba, Fuji
EPC: Burns & Roe, TDKL
Quick facts: Four 12.5-MW units were built at this site in Urasoe-shi in 1951. Four 85-MW untis were added from 1970-1984. These are all now retired.

Photograph courtesy of
Posted 24 Apr 2016

Location: Oita
Operator: Kyushu Electric Power Co
Configuration: 2 X 250 MW
Fuel: HFO
Operation: 1969-1970 (ret)
Boiler supplier: MHI
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco
Quick facts: The two sets at Oita went online in Jul 1969 and Jun 1970, respectively, and were closed in Apr 2013.

Photograph courtesy of Kyushu Electric Power Co
Posted 10 Apr 2013

Shin Kokura
Location: Oita
Operator: Kyushu Electric Power Co
Configuration: 2 X 156.25 MW (ret), 3 X 600 MW
Fuel: LNG
Operation: 1961-1983
Boiler supplier: Mitsubishi-Zosen, Yokoyama, MHI
T/G supplier: IHI Shibaura, Toshiba
Quick facts: This TPS is in Kokura-Kita Ward of Kitakyushu City, an industrial center along the Kanmon Strait and the Sea of Genkai Nada. Units 1&2 were comissioned buring Chikuho coal. They were converted to HFO in 1973 and again to LNG in 1977. The two sets were closed Oct 2004. Supercritical Units 3--5 were pupose-built to burn Indonesian LNG delivered and stored in an adjacent terminal.

Photograph courtesy of
Posted 13 Jul 2013


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

Updated 24-Apr-2016