Toyo Engineering awarded EPC for Obayashi Kamisu biomass power project
In Japan, Toyo Engineering Corporation (TOYO), an international infrastructure and industrial engineering and construction company, has announced that it has been awarded a contract to construct a 50 MW-class biomass power plant jointly with construction and real estate developer Obayashi Corporation. This plant will be built in Kamisu-shi, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan for Obayashi Kamisu Biomass Power Generation Corporation and marks the first biomass-fired power plant for TOYO.
According to a statement, the objective of this project is to construct a dedicated biomass-fired power plant using wood pellets as primary fuel. Working with Obayashi Corporation, TOYO will carry out the EPC turnkey contract on a full turn-key basis that includes engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning services for a power generation unit.
The plant will be based on the reheat system – by which steam, after expansion through the high-pressure steam turbine, is sent back and reheated in the boiler, then resent to the low-pressure steam turbine for further expansion.
TOYO says that it has “positioned” the infrastructure field centered on power generation plants as one of its core businesses, actively working on renewable energy power generation plants such as photovoltaic (PV) power plants and biomass power plants. The contract also marks TOYO’s first order for 50-MW-class biomass power plant in Japan.