Order for 7MW-Class GPB80D Gas Turbine Power Generation System Received from Italy

Dec. 22, 2009


Tokyo, December 22, 2009 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today that Kawasaki Gas Turbine Europe GmbH (KGE), Kawasaki's Frankfurt-based gas turbine sales and service subsidiary for Europe, has received an order for a 7MW-class GPB80D gas turbine power generation system. This order comes from Sedamyl, an Italian food processing company located in suburban Turin. The system is slated for delivery in May 2010.

Sedamyl plans to overhaul its current cogeneration system by replacing the existing gas turbine generation system with Kawasaki's GPB80D gas turbine power generation system. Electricity generated by the system will be supplied mainly to Sedamyl's plant facilities while surplus electricity will be supplied to the local power grid. All the steam recovered from the exhaust will be supplied to the company plant and used in food processing operations.

Kawasaki will manufacture the GPB80D gas turbine power generation system's core engine, the M7A-03D gas turbine, while KGE will work with a local packaging company to fully assemble the system using locally procured components prior to delivery to Sedamyl's operating site in Italy. KGE is also responsible for installation, test runs and verification testing following delivery in addition to having a long-term maintenance contract with Sedamyl.

This latest order marks the fourth GPB80D gas turbine power generation system to be delivered to the European market and the first to Italy. The GPB80D is equipped with an M7A-03D gas turbine, the latest addition to Kawasaki's M7A line of gas turbines. 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 both earned outstanding reputations in the market. The GPB80D has outperformed the GPB70D with 10% more output and 2.9 more percentage points of thermal efficiency.

The M7A-03D gas turbine to be used for Sedamyl's cogeneration system will be the first to be equipped with Kawasaki's newly developed DLE combustion system for lower NOx emissions levels, boasting the world's lowest guaranteed maximum NOx emissions level of 15 ppm (converted at 15% O2).

Kawasaki's outstanding technological capability demonstrated by the GPB80D's excellent overall efficiency and proven track record is gaining attention around the globe. This latest order is a testament to the superior environmental performance and lifecycle cost of Kawasaki gas turbine power generation systems. Kawasaki will step up efforts to expand sales of its gas turbine power generation systems with an eye to increasing its market shares in Italy and Europe via KGE. The ability to leverage a global sales network encompassing Europe, the Americas, Southeast and South Asia, as well as the Middle and Far East is enabling Kawasaki to make major inroads into the global market.