First Kawasaki M7A-03D Driven Power Generation System to Be Shipped to Germany

Jan. 30, 2008

Tokyo, January 30, 2008 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today that its German subsidiary, Kawasaki Gas Turbine Europe GmbH, has received its first order for the GPB80D gas turbine power generation system powered by Kawasaki’s 7,000 kW class M7A-03D gas turbine. The order was placed for a Munksjö Paper GmbH production plant in Unterkochen, Germany.

Munksjö Paper will work jointly with a public utilities company, Stadtwerke Aalen, to build a cogeneration system comprised of a gas turbine power generation system and a heat recovery boiler in its production plant in Unterkochen. The cogeneration system is expected to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 30%, or 30,000 tons annually, making the energy supply system for the plant environmentally friendly. Exhaust gas from the gas turbine power generation system will be recovered by a heat recovery boiler and supply steam to the plant’s production lines, resulting in an overall efficiency rate of 86%. The GPB80D gas turbine power generation system is scheduled to begin operating in September 2008.

Development of the GPB80D gas turbine power generation system driven by Kawasaki’s new M7A-03D gas turbine was based on the GPB60D and GPB70D gas turbines that have earned a high reputation in the market. It has achieved higher performance compared with the GPB70D by approximately 10% in terms of output and 2.9 points in terms of thermal efficiency.