Coal-Fired Plants in Japan

Hitachinaka
Location:
Ibaraki
Operator: Tokyo Electric Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 1,000 MW
Fuel: bituminous coal
Operation: 2003
Boiler supplier: Babcock-Hitachi
T/G supplier: Hitachi
Quick facts: Hitachinaka is in Tokai-mura, the site of Japanís first nuclear power plant, near Mito-shi. The supoercritical unit went commercial in December 2003. IHI delivered an integrated flue gas treatment system including low-temperature electrostatic precipitator, wet limestone FGD system and gas-gas heater. The SCR is from Babcock-Hitachi. The steel stack is 230m tall.

Photograph courtesy of Tokyo Electric Power Co
Posted 3 Apr 2004

Ishikawa
Location: Okinawa
Operator: J-Power / Okinawa Electric Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 156 MW (coal), 2 X 125 MW (oil)
Fuel: coal, oil
Operation: 1972-1986
Boiler supplier: Kawasaki
T/G supplier: Fuji

Photograph courtesy of Okinawa Electric Power Co
Posted 22 Apr 2004

Kin
Location: Okinawa
Operator: Okinawa Electric Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 220 MW
Fuel: coal
Operation: 2002-2003
Boiler supplier: MHI
T/G supplier: Hitachi

Photograph courtesy of Okinawa Electric Power Co
Posted 28 Jan 2004

 

Maizuru
Location: Kyoto
Operator: Kansai Electric Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 900 MW
Fuel: coal
Operation: 2003
Boiler supplier: MHI
T/G supplier: MHI
Quick facts:  Maizuru is Kansai Electric's first coal-fired plant

Photograph courtesy of Kyushu Electric Power Co
Posted 11 May 2003

Matsuura
Location: Saga
Operator: Kyushu Electric Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 700 MW
Fuel: coal
Operation: 1989
Boiler supplier: MHI
T/G supplier: Hitachi
EPC: Nishinippon Plant Engineering and Construction

Photograph courtesy of Kyushu Electric Power Co
Posted 11 May 2003

Misumi
Location: Shimane
Operator: Chugoku Electric Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 1,000 MW
Fuel: coal
Operation: 1998
Boiler supplier: MHI
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco
Quick facts: The precipitator, wet limestone FGD, and SCR were all supplied by MHI. This is a supercritical sliding-pressure, once-through boiler with cross-compound turbine.

Photograph courtesy of Chugoku Electric Power Co
Posted 20 Jul 2006

Nanao-Ohta
Location: Ishikawa
Operator: Hokuriku Electric Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 500 MW, 1 X 700 MW
Fuel: bituminous coal
Operation: 1995-1998
Boiler supplier: B-H, IHI
T/G supplier: MHI, Toshiba

Photograph courtesy of Hokuriku Electric Power Co
Posted 10 Nov 2004

 

Reihoku
Location: Kumamoto
Operator: Kyushu Electric Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 700 MW
Fuel: coal
Operation: 1995-2003
Boiler supplier: IHI, MHI
T/G supplier: Toshiba
EPC: West Japan Engineering, Nishinippon Plant Engineering and Construction
Quick facts: When Unit-2 was commissioned on 24 Jun 2003, this became Kyushu EPC's largest power station The FGD system for Unit-1 was supplied by IHI and Marsulex and by IHI for Unit-2. Both supercritical units were stat-e-of-the-art when completed, with Unit-2 steam temperatures increased from 566C to 593C, thereby raising thermal efficiency 0.6% to 42.8%. The Unit-2 MHI boiler also featured increased modularization to speed construction and improve build quality.

Photograph courtesy of Kyushu Electric Power Co
Posted 29 Mar 2009

Sakata
Location:
Yamagata
Operator: Sakata Kyodo Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 350 MW
Fuel: coal, heavy oil, diesel oil
Operation: 1977-1978
Boiler supplier: MHI, B-H
T/G supplier: Toshiba, Hitachi
Quick facts: This plant supplies up to 50% of the electricity in Yamagata Prefecture. About 1.4mn tpy of coal is imported from Australia. The major shareholder in the company is Tohoku Electric Power.

Photograph courtesy of Sakata Kyodo Power Co Ltd
Posted 9 Nov 2005

 

Sendai
Location: Miyagi
Operator: Tohoku Electric Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 3 X 175 MW
Fuel: coal, oil
Operation: 1959-1962
Boiler supplier: B-H
T/G supplier: Hitachi, GE
Quick facts: Two of these three units are deactivated.

Photograph by sekkun_jp (flickr)
Posted 12 Mar 2006

Shin-Isogo
Location: Kanagawa
Operator: J-Power
Configuration: 1 X 600 MW
Fuel: coal
Operation: 2002
Boiler supplier: IHI
T/G supplier: Fuji, Siemens

Photograph courtesy of Electric Power Development Co
Posted 21 Jun 2001

Shin-Onoda
Location:
Yamaguchi
Operator: Chugoku Electric Power Co
Configuration: 2 X 500 MW
Fuel: coal
Operation: 1986-1987
Boiler supplier: IHI
T/G supplier: Toshiba

Photograph courtesy of Chugoku Electric Power Co
Posted 15 Sep 2001

Shinko Kobe
Location:
Hyogo
Operator: Shinko Kobe Power Inc
Configuration: 2 X 700 MW
Fuel: coal
Operation: 2002-2003
Boiler supplier: MHI
T/G supplier: MHI, Hitachi
Quick facts: This supercritical plant is Japan's largest IPP to date.

Photograph courtesy of Power
Posted 20 May 2004

Tachibana-wan
Location:
Tokushima
Operator: Shikoku Electric Power Co
Configuration: 1 X 700 MW
Fuel: coal
Operation: 2000
Boiler supplier: Babcock-Hitachi
T/G supplier: Toshiba

Photograph courtesy of Shikoku Electric Power Co
Posted 4 Oct 2001

Tosa Power
Location:
Koichi
Operator: J-Power
Configuration: 1 X 150 MW
Fuel: coal
Operation: 2005
Boiler supplier: Sumitomo
T/G supplier: Fuji
Quick facts: This CFB IPP was built as a result of a 2003 joint-venture of J-Power and Taiheiyo Cement Corp, which has a cement plant  at the site. Wholesale power is sold to Shikoku EPC.

Photograph courtesy of J-Power
Posted 23 Jul 2005

Tsuruga
Location: Fukui
Operator: Hokuriku Electric Power Co Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 500 MW, 1 X 700 MW
Fuel: bituminous coal
Operation: 1991-2000
Boiler supplier: MHI
T/G supplier: Toshiba

Photograph courtesy of Hokuriku Electric Power Co
Posted 10 Nov 2004

Abbreviations: B-H = Babcock Hitachi, CFB = circulating fluidized bed, IHI = Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries, IPP = independent power producer, MHI = Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, T/G = turbine generator, tpy tons per year

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 03/29/09

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