Brazil Orders Coke Oven Gas Recovery Power Plant

Mar. 22, 2005


 Tokyo, March 22, 2005 – Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. today announced that it has recently received a 10 billion yen order for a coke oven gas recovery power plant from Brazilian construction leader Construtora Andrade Gutierrez S.A. for SOL Coqueria Tubarão S.A. (SOL) in Brazil. The delivery is scheduled for December 2006.

 Brazilian steel giant Companhia Siderúrgica de Tubarão is planning to build a state-of-the-art, environmentally conscious coke plant, with a production capacity of 1.55 million tons/year, and a power plant that utilizes its exhaust gas on its premises in Serra, Espirito Santo State, Brazil, to promote the efficient use of energy. SOL, a joint venture of Companhia Siderúrgica de Tubarão, Companhia Siderúrgica Belgo-Mineira and Sun Coke Company of the U.S., will operate both the coke and power plants.

 Kawasaki's 198 MW power plant will recover heat of over 1,000°C from the coke oven gases via eight heat recovery boilers. Power is generated through two steam turbines (thermal efficiency: approximately 33%). Kawasaki was chosen for this project due to its extensive experience with boilers for high-temperature gases that contain particles. The Company will be providing such key equipment as heat recovery boilers, steam turbine generators, control systems and flue gas desulfurization system. Installation will be completed by Construtora Andrade Gutierrez S.A.under Kawasaki's supervision.