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SHI secures 112 MWe biomass power plant order from Able Energy

In Japan, Sumitomo SHI FW, a subsidiary of Sumitomo Heavy Industries (SHI) has revealed that it has secured an order for a biomass power plant from Able Energy Ltd., a power generation company that was jointly established by Able Co Ltd, Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc (KEPCO), and Kyudenko Corporation.

To be built in Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, the 112 MWe output biomass power plant will use wood pellets as its fuel source, and is designed to be a high-efficiency, dedicated biomass combustion power plant that utilizes a reheating system.

The plant will utilize SHI Group’s circulating fluidized bed (CFB) boiler which has been installed at over 490 units globally. These utilize a wide range of fuels and “boast a dominant share” of the highly efficient biomass-fueled power generation market. According to SHI, this experience has resulted in securing the order for this power plant the value of which has not been disclosed.

The plant is scheduled to begin commercial operations in April 2022.

A stockpile of industrial grade wood pellets.

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