Order for Combined Cycle Power Plant with L20A Gas Turbine
Aug. 10, 2005
Tokyo, August 10, 2005 – Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today that it has recently received a full turnkey order for a combined cycle power plant for an onsite heat and power production project that Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. is implementing for automaker Daihatsu Co., Ltd. The plant, with a total output of 25,000 kW, will be driven by Kawasaki's L20A, a 20,000 kW-class gas turbine generator.
The power plant will consist of the high-efficiency L20A, a heat recovery steam generator and a steam turbine, all to be manufactured by Kawasaki. The power and steam supplied by the plant will be used at Daihatsu's Shiga (Ryuo) Plant, where dramatic improvements are expected in energy efficiency and CO2 reduction.
Kawasaki began development of the L20A in 1998, with the first unit completed in September 2000. The first commercial installation, in 2004, was for an onsite heat and power production project at Chiba Minato Power Plant for the Chiba Food Complex. Kawasaki has since received orders for eight L20As, including five for power plants in Japan and three for overseas.