Japan: Energy JGC Awarded EPCC Contract for New Gas Turbine Power Unit
The lump-sum contract has been awarded by Sumitomo Chemical for developing a high-efficiency gas turbine power generation plant at its Chiba Works location in Japan. The project is expected to be completed by 2023.
Japan – JGC Holdings Corporation has announced that JGC Japan Corporation, which operates the domestic engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) business of the JGC Group, recently received an order for engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning work for a high-efficiency gas turbine power generation facility that Sumitomo Chemical is planning for its Chiba Works location in Kitasode, Sodegaura City, Japan.
The scope of work includes engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning work for a high-efficiency gas turbine power generation facility (output: 45,000 kW or more) and a heat recovery steam generator (vapour: 80 tonnes/h or more).
The project is expected to be delivered by 2023. The project involves decommissioning the petroleum coke power generation facility currently operating at Sumitomo Chemical's Chiba Works (Ichihara City, Chiba Prefecture), and constructing a high-efficiency gas turbine power generation facility fueled by liquefied natural gas (LNG), which has a low carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions coefficient, as a part of Sumitomo Chemical's efforts to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. By introducing this facility, Sumitomo Chemical plans to reduce CO2 emissions at Chiba Works by 240,000 tonnes or more a year, equivalent to approximately 20 % of the plant's total annual CO2 emissions.