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SHI secures 75 MWe biomass power plant order from Oji Green Energy Tokushima

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 Oji Green Energy Tokushima Co., Ltd., a power generation company that was jointly established by Oji Green Resources Co., Ltd., and ENEX Electric Power Co., Ltd.

To be built in Anan, Tokushima Prefecture, the 75 MWe output dedicated biomass power plant will utilize woodchips as its main fuel source and is designed to be a highly efficient biomass-fueled 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 September 2022.

Stockpiles of imported biomass fuels, woodchips (left) and palm kernel shells (PKS) at a Japanese port terminal.

Stockpiles of imported biomass fuels, woodchips (left) and palm kernel shells (PKS) at a Japanese port terminal.

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