Two 8MW Class Gas Turbine Generator Sets Ordered for Japan and Thailand

Mar. 12, 2015

Tokyo, March 12, 2015 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today that it has received orders for two 8MW class gas turbine power generator sets from Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineering Co., Ltd (NSENGI). These gas turbine generator sets will be used for on-site energy supply business that NSENGI is scheduled to launch in Japan and Thailand.

The gas turbine generator sets are powered by the proprietary M7A gas turbine developed by Kawasaki. The gas turbine generator sets will be installed for the gas turbine co-generation system to be built at J-Oil Mills, Inc.'s Chiba Plant and the Yokohama Tire Manufacturing (Thailand) Co., Ltd. in Rayong Province, Thailand. Kawasaki will provide the gas turbine generator sets, while NSENGI will source heat recovery steam generator and a set of auxiliary machines, and perform on-site installation. The systems will start operating in 2016 at both locations. Electricity and steam they generate will be used as heat and power sources for the plants.

Kawasaki has delivered more than 150 turbines in its high-efficiency M7A Gas Turbine Series to customers in the cogeneration systems market in and outside Japan, earning a high degree of trust from them. Kawasaki has so far provided four 7MW class gas turbines in the same series for energy centers in Japan run by NSENGI. The latest order attests to the high efficiency and reliability of the systems currently in operation.

Kawasaki will leverage its high technological capability in the development of gas turbines as well as the high reliability built on its substantial track record as it continues to expand sales in Japan and the fast-growing Southeast Asia region. Moreover, Kawasaki will utilize local sales offices in Europe, the United States and the Far East as well, and continue to expand its gas turbine business through its four-region approach to global operations.