Energy Recovery Facility Starts Operation in Saikai City, Nagasaki
Jul. 01, 2015
Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced that Green Coal Saikai Co., Ltd. (headed by President Yoshihisa Watanabe; hereafter "Green Coal Saikai"), a special-purpose company co-founded by Electric Power Development Co., Ltd. (headed by President Masayoshi Kitamura; hereafter "J-Power") and Kawasaki, today started operation of its new facility for manufacturing carbonized fuel from municipal waste. Dubbed the Saikai Tanka ("carbonization") Center, the facility has been built as part of the city government’s project to build and operate an energy recovery facility.
J-Power, Kawasaki, and Green Coal Saikai signed special project contracts with the Saikai City government in November 2012 (announced on November 5, 2012). The facility had recently been completed by Kawasaki, which undertook its design and construction. Going forward, Green Coal Saikai will ensure stable operation of the Saikai Tanka Center until March 2030.
Summary of Saikai City’s project to build and operate an energy recovery facility
The aim of this project is to build and operate a facility that manufactures carbonized fuel from the city's municipal waste, as a step toward creating a low-carbon, recycling society.
|Project location||Saikai Tanka Center
4454-18, Otawago, Saikai-cho, Saikai-shi, Nagasaki
|Project period||Design and construction||November 5, 2012 – June 30, 2015|
|Operation||July 1, 2015 – March 31, 2030|
|Project approach||DBO approach|
|Disposal capacity||30 tons/day (15 tons/day x 2 lines)|
|Carbonized fuel production volume||Approximately 22,000 tons (total by the end of operation)|
|Use of carbonized fuel||Diasalt Co., Ltd.’s Sakito Plant|
Overview of the special-purpose company
|Trade name||Green Coal Saikai Co., Ltd.|
|Address||2573-3, Matsushimauchigo, Oseto-cho, Saikai-shi, Nagasaki|
|Capital||JPY 100 million|
|Ownership||Electric Power Development Co., Ltd.||JPY 60 million (60%)|
|Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.||JPY 40 million (40%)|
|Date established||October 1, 2012|