Kawasaki Receives an Order for the Construction of the World’s Largest Diesel Generator Set

Oct. 01, 2008

Tokyo, October 1, 2008 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today that it has received an order for the construction of a diesel generator set from the Okinawa Electric Power Company, Incorporated. For this project, a single generator power is set at 18MW surpassing 10MW which is currently the largest domestic single generator power. This is in fact the world’s largest size as single generator driven by four-stroke medium speed engine and will be introduced in Japan for the first time.

This project is designed to enhance the No.5 generator set in the Ishigaki No.2 Power Plant. Adopting the full turn key delivery system, the contract covers a set of power plant construction work ranging from the design of a generator set, the supply and installation of the engine, generator, power distribution switchgears and control units up to the civil engineering and building construction work. The final delivery, designated to be carried out after performing a trial run on the site, is scheduled to be completed in June, 2011.

This project is to respond to the request of Okinawa Electric Power Company which is planning to handle increasing electrical needs as the demand for electricity in Ishigaki Island, alongside its thriving resort industry, has been rapidly growing.

On Ishigaki Island, Kawasaki has previously supplied three large size diesel generator sets with a single generator power of 10MW and these have been demonstrating sound operation as core equipment. The highly credited operation performance of these equipment has resulted in Kawasaki receiving the order on this occasion.