First Order for GPB17D Gas Turbine Cogeneration System Received from Switzerland.

Jul. 14, 2011

Tokyo, July 14, 2011 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today that Kawasaki Gas Turbine Europe GmbH (KGE), Kawasaki’s Frankfurt-based gas turbine sales and service subsidiary for Europe, has received an order for a 1.7 MW-class GPB17D gas turbine cogeneration system. The order comes from Industrielle Werke Basel (IWB), a Swiss energy service company* based in Basel. This is the first order for the GPB17D and the first Kawasaki gas turbine generator to be delivered to Switzerland.


The cogeneration system consists of a natural gas-fueled turbine power generation system employing Kawasaki’s newly developed M1A-17D gas turbine as well as a waste heat recovery boiler. Boasting an overall efficiency rate of 27%, the system will be used for IWB’s regional thermal energy project to be implemented in Basel. It will supply both electricity as well as heat recovered from the gas turbine exhaust system, cutting CO2 emissions while providing a steady supply of power.


Kawasaki will supply the M1A-17D gas turbine generator while KGE will be responsible for procurement of the exhaust recovery boiler and auxiliary equipment as well as assembly, on-site installation and test runs of the gas turbine power generator system. The cogeneration system is scheduled to be delivered in October 2011 before going on line in March 2012.


The GPB17D gas turbine power generation system, driven by Kawasaki's new M1A-17D gas turbine, builds on the technological foundation of the GPB15D gas turbine generator that has earned an outstanding reputation in the market and a proven track record. The GPB17D outperforms the GPB15D with 13% more output and 10 more percentage points of thermal efficiency. Kawasaki's dry low emission (DLE) technology for lower NOx emissions levels cuts NOx emissions to 15 ppm, the lowest in this turbine class.


Kawasaki is working with KGE to make further inroads into the cogeneration system market in Switzerland and the rest of Europe as it leverages its global sales network, encompassing North America, Southeast and Southwest Asia, as well as the Middle and Far East, to expand its reach around the world.


*An energy service company (ESCO) is a provider of comprehensive energy-saving solutions, energy infrastructure, and maintenance services.