Kawasaki Receives Order for 15.9 MW Cogeneration System Equipped with High Efficiency L20A Gas Turbine

Dec. 25, 2006

 Tokyo, December 25, 2006 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today that it has received an order for a 15.9 MW gas turbine cogeneration system. The order comes from MC Shiohama Energy Service Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation. The system will be employed in the Shiohama area facility’s onsite cogeneration project at the Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation (MCC) Yokkaichi Plant. The cogeneration system features the Kawasaki L20A high efficiency gas turbine.

 An onsite cogeneration project by MC Kawajiri Energy Service Corporation is currently underway at the MCC Yokkaichi Plant’s Kawajiri area facility. The project employs Kawasaki’s 35 MW cogeneration system consisting of two L20A gas turbines. MCC has given Kawasaki’s L20A gas turbines and L20A-based cogeneration system high marks for efficiency and reliability. This latest order is Kawasaki’s second consecutive order for MCC coming after the delivery of the two L20As to MCC’s Kawajiri project.

 Electric power and steam supplied by the cogeneration system will be used as a source of power and heat to operate the MCC Yokkaichi Plant’s Shiohama area facility. The cogeneration system will benefit the environment by reducing CO2 emissions while boosting overall energy efficiency at the facility as it shifts from using crude oil to natural gas. The cogeneration system is scheduled to start operating in November 2007.

 Kawasaki began leveraging its proprietary technologies to develop the L20A in 1998 and completed the first unit in September 2000. It was installed in a cogeneration system at Kawasaki’s Akashi Works in November 2001. The L20A’s first commercial installation came in 2004, when Kawasaki delivered two of the units to the Chiba Minato Power Plant, which supplies onsite heat and power for the Chiba Food Complex. This latest order brings Kawasaki’s total number of L20A orders for the domestic market up to six.