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November 16, 2021

Hatchobaru, Japan

By Carmen

Hatchobaru is an 112MW geothermal power project. It is located in Oita, Japan. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in June 1977.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Geothermal 112 112 Active Oita, Japan Mitsubishi Heavy Industries


The project was developed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and is currently owned by Kyushu Electric Power.

The geothermal site has in total 36 number of wells. Out of this 26 are production wells and remaining 10 are injection wells.

The project generates 813.32GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in June 1977.

Contractors Involved

JFE Engineering was selected to render EPC services for the geothermal power project.

Hatchobaru (Hatchobaru Unit 1) is equipped with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 55MWe nameplate capacity.

Hatchobaru (Hatchobaru Unit 2) is equipped with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries turbine. The phase consists of 1 turbine with 55MWe nameplate capacity.

Hatchobaru (Hatchobaru Unit 3) is equipped with Ormat Technologies turbine. Kyushu Electric Power, is the steam raising contractor for the project.

About Mitsubishi Heavy Industries

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) manufactures a diverse range of heavy machinery. Its products and services include power plants, chemical plants, environmental equipment, steel structures, industrial and general machinery, shipbuilding, aircraft, space systems and air-conditioning systems. MHI offers solutions for social infrastructure in the areas of energy, including thermal, nuclear, renewable energies and the environment, including chemical plants. The company also supplies advanced transportation systems and services for land, sea and air applications. It provides integrated defense systems for land, sea, air and space applications and related equipment and services. The company operates in North America, Latin America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. MHI is headquartered in Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo, Japan.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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