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Hirono IGCC Plant Construction Project Completed in Fukushima; Operations Launched on November 19

Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - 7:00am

Operation of the new facility, which is a high-efficiency, clean commercial power plant incorporating the world's most advanced coal gasification technologies, got underway on November 19.

Key Points: 
  • Operation of the new facility, which is a high-efficiency, clean commercial power plant incorporating the world's most advanced coal gasification technologies, got underway on November 19.
  • The project called for creation of one of the world's largest IGCC configurations, roughly twice the scale of the previously completed Nakoso Unit 10 (former IGCC demonstration plant).
  • The Hirono project was completed with integration of next-generation thermal power generation technologies from MHI - including Mitsubishi Power - and three Group companies.
  • The Hirono IGCC plant adopts a high-efficiency gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) system integrating gas and steam turbines.