Kawasaki Receives First Order from Taiwan for L30A 30 MW Class High-efficiency Gas Turbine for Use in a Cogeneration System

Jul. 08, 2024

Tokyo, July,8, 2024 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today its receipt of an order from Yee Fong Chemical & Industrial Co., Ltd., a major Taiwanese chemical company, for one L30A 30 MW class gas turbine for use in a cogeneration* system. This is the first L30A order received by Kawasaki from a Taiwanese customer.

L30A 30 MW class high-efficiency gas turbine

Currently, Taiwan is pursuing an energy transition policy centering on the expanded use of renewable energy and natural gas power generation, reductions in coal-fired thermal power generation, and the elimination of nuclear power. Yee Fong will replace their existing operational coal-fired boiler and steam turbine facilities used for captive power generation at their Taoyuan Plant with a cogeneration system powered by a high-efficiency gas turbine that uses natural gas as fuel, and will target the goal of greatly reducing CO2 emissions and energy costs. This new cogeneration system is scheduled to start operations in mid-2026.

Kawasaki earned this latest order thanks to Yee Fong’s high appreciation of the L30A’s outstanding environmental performance and electrical efficiency, as well as their experience using Kawasaki products (steam turbine and gas engines) delivered in the past and the excellent reliability and after-sales services of these products.

Kawasaki’s strengths include its full lineup of high electrical efficiency energy products, such as gas turbines, gas engines, steam turbines, boilers and others which are optimized for cogeneration system, as well as its capability to offer optimized energy supply systems that these various products are effectively integrated. Furthermore, all models of Kawasaki’s natural-gas-fired gas turbines are capable of hydrogen co-firing without modifications to the gas turbine main body. Moving forward, the company will continue its active pursuit of product and technology improvements as well as strengthening of plant engineering capabilities in order to further expand its energy-related business on a global scale. Furthermore, Kawasaki will continue to pursue reliable energy supplies, environmental load reductions, and the realization of low- and zero-carbon societies, while striving to precisely address a diverse array of market needs.

* Cogeneration refers to the use of various fuels such as natural gas, petroleum and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) with engines, turbines, fuel cells and other equipment to generate electric power while simultaneously capturing waste heat. Recovered waste heat is utilized in the forms of steam and hot water as heat sources for factory operations, in air conditioning and heater systems, in hot water supplies and for similar applications. This waste-free use of both heat and electric power enables higher overall energy efficiencies.

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