SHI to supply pellet-fueled power plant to customer in Japan

By Erin Voegele | July 18, 2018

Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd. has established a joint enterprise with Nippon Steel and Sumikin Engineering Co. Ltd. and announced an order from Kanda Biomass Energy K.K. for a 75,000 kW biomass power plant to be located in Kanda-machi, Japan.

SHI said the plant will take in wood pellets as its primary fuel source. The facility is designed to a be a high-efficiency, dedicated biomass combustion power plant that utilizes a reheating system in which steam that expands inside a steam turbine is resent to the boiler. By reheating and resending the surplus steam into the steam turbine, SHI said high-efficiency power generation is achieved.

The plant will feature SHI Group’s circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boiler technology. SHI said its CFB boilers are capable of burning a wide range of fuels. The plant is expected to be operational by June 2021.