History of Machinery Division
Our division was inaugurated as a marine machinery works which manufactured a range of machinery as well as main engines for KHI's ships. Keeping pace with KHI's steady 100-year development, our division has extended its business both for marines and for land, manufacturing vessel propulsion systems, large-sized power generation facilities, and so forth.
Started the production of marine steam turbine with technology introduced from the Curtis (U.S.A.) and the John Brown (U.K.).
Made the license agreement on production of diesel engine with MAN (Germany).
Started the production of the FIAT-type diesel engine for submarine.
Started the production of controllable pitch propeller with technology introduced from the Esher Wyss (Germany).
Developed the large-sized transonic wind tunnel, followed by the development of supersonic type, hyper-supersonic type and the one for automobile.
Developed the "U-Plant", the high-performance marine steam turbine.
Delivered the first GM Blower.
Delivered the first side thruster.
Started the production of high-pressure multi-stage centrifugal compressor with technology introduced from the Cooper Bessemer (U.S.A.).
Started the Prime Mover Division.
Delivered the first aeration blower to a government agency.
Delivered Japan's first LNG carrier turbine.
Produced the axial top pressure recovery turbine for blast furnace.
Started the production of gas turbine main engine for warship with technology introduced from the Rolls Royce (U.K.).
Produced the natural gas compression module for offshore platform.
Produced the 11m in diameter of controllable pitch propeller, largest in the world.
Started the production of B&W type marine diesel engine.
Installed a super-large-sized NC planomiller at the machining shop.
Completed the first Rexpeller azimuth thruster.
Made the technical cooperation with the Brown, Boveri & Company (Switzerland) on large-sized gas turbine for power generation.
Started the production of MAN B&W type marine diesel engine at the Hanshin Diesel Works, Ltd. under KHI's license.
Started the production of water jet propulsor.
Delivered the aero-derivative gas turbine for power generation for the Osaka Petro-Chemical Industries, Ltd..
Produced the 75 MW of steam turbine (650mm blade length) for Mizushima Works, the Kawasaki Steel Corporation.
Installed a Maag-made large-sized ultra-precision CNC gear grinder at the machining shop.
Kawasaki-MAN B&W diesel engine production reached a cumulative total of 2,000,000 horse power.
Established the Kawasaki Gas Turbine Research Center, Ltd..
Produced MAN-B&W-10L80MC Mk5 (46,700PS) marine diesel engine.
Established the Wuhan Kawasaki Marine Machinery Co., Ltd., a joint venture with the Wuhan Marine Machinery Plant (China).
Developed the ultrasonic cleaning system for air filters.
The sum of side thruster orders passed 1,000 units (1 million PS).
Delivered the blast furnace-firing combined cycle power plant for the Baoshan Iron & Steel Corp. (China), first time in the world.
Completed the steam turbine for geothermal power plant (2000KW).
Received the order of the blast furnace-firing co-generation power plant (90MW) from Mizushima Works, the Kawasaki Steel Corp..
Renamed the division as the Machinery Division.
Completed the road tunnel ventilation system for Minatojima Tunnel, Kobe City.
The Jet Engine, Precision Machinery Divisions, and Machinery Division were merged to form the Gas Turbine & Machinery Company.
Delivered a large-scale propulsion system for the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology's deep sea drilling vessel, Chikyu.
Launched the KICS-5000 Kawasaki Dynamic Positioning System.
Developed the Podpeller, a propulsion system with a built-in electric motor.
Delivered the first MAG Turbo Blower.
Kawasaki-MAN B&W two-cycle diesel engine production reached a cumulative total of 10,000,000 horse power.
Completed the first Kawasaki-MAN B&W electronically controlled marine diesel engine.
Installed an ultra-large, ultra-precision gear grinder.
Diesel engine production reached a cumulative total of 20,000,000 horse power.
Completed the Kawasaki-MAN B&W 12K98ME, an electronically controlled marine diesel engine (93, 360 PS).
Developed the world's most efficient 8-MW class gas engine. Started construction of a demonstration plant.
Became the first ever to achieve a cumulative production total of 100 LNG carrier turbines.
Kawasaki Green Gas Engine achieved the world's highest electric generation efficiency, at 48.5%.
Production of side thrusters reached a cumulative total of 3,000 units.
Started operation of a Kawasaki Green Gas Engine-equipped demonstration power plant in Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture.
Constructed a production facility for side thrusters at the Harima Works.
Delivered total 50th Gas Compression Module.
Delivered the first URA turbine.
Completed Kobe Power Center with 50% of the electrical efficiency.
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