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

Project summary

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

Contract scheme

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


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