Kawasaki Receives Order for Gas Engine Power Generation Facility at the Nagaoka Power Station
Apr. 19, 2016
Tokyo, April 19, 2016 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today that it has received an order for the construction of an 86 MW class gas engine power generation facility at Nagaoka Power Station Co., Ltd. (Nagaoka Power Station), a business wholly owned by IDI infrastructures, Inc.
This new facility was ordered with the goal of providing stable electric power supply for Nagaoka Power Station to sell to Power Producers and Suppliers (PPS). It will utilize 11 proprietary Kawasaki Green Gas Engines (model KG-18-V), each of which features 7,800 kW power generation output as well as the world's highest generating efficiency of 49.5%, resulting in an 86 MW total capacity for the new power facility.
The customer aims to start operations in July 2018 at this facility in Fukasawa-machi, Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture. Undertaken as a full turnkey project, Kawasaki is handling everything from facility design to supply and installation of power generation equipment as well as relevant construction work.
Kawasaki Green Gas Engines are high-performance products boasting outstanding power generating efficiency and environmentally friendly design, capable of reaching maximum output in just six minutes after startup. Their compatibility with DSS (daily start and stop) operations and other design features enable more flexible power facility operations and higher operation rates. Such off-grid power sources designed for small- and medium-scale operations, which achieve high generating capacities along with excellent load regulating capabilities, are drawing increasingly widespread attention as adjustable power sources vital to the achievement of mixed power supply formats, and Kawasaki's gas engines have already been ordered by and put to work at a large number of PPSs. Kawasaki was able to secure this latest order for Nagaoka Power Station thanks to high overall acclaim for the advantages offered by its Kawasaki Green Gas Engines as well as for past installations and operations at similar power generation facilities.
In a world that demands more efficient energy utilization and reduction of environmental loads, Kawasaki intends to continue contributing to society through Kawasaki Green Gas Engines and other such power generation equipment.