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January 5, 2022

Hibiki Kitakyushu LNG Power Plant, Japan

By Carmen

The Hibiki Kitakyushu LNG Power Plant is 620MW gas fired power project. It is planned in Fukuoka, Japan. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2023 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2025.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Thermal 620 620 Permitting Fukuoka, Japan Kyushu Electric Power; Saibu Gas


The project is being developed by Kyushu Electric Power and Saibu Gas. These companies also have ownership stakes in the project.

It is a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power plant.

The project cost is expected to be around $945.004m.

Development Status

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The project construction is expected to commence from 2023. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2025.

About Kyushu Electric Power

Kyushu Electric Power Co Inc (Kyushu Electric) generates and distributes electricity. The company also constructs, maintains and repairs power generation facilities. It stores, vaporizes, delivers and sells liquefied natural gas (LNG); and purchases, operates, charters and rents LNG carriers. The company generates electricity from various sources including nuclear, thermal, hydroelectric, geothermal, internal combustion, wind, solar and biomass sources. Kyushu Electric’s non-energy businesses include IT and telecommunications, environmental and recycling businesses as well as lifestyle-oriented services. The company through IPP projects operates in Asia, North America, Latin America and Middle East. Kyushu Electric is headquartered in Kyushu, Fukuoka, Japan.

About Saibu Gas

Saibu Gas Co Ltd (Saibu Gas) is an oil and gas company that offers production, distribution, supply and sale of natural gas. The company’s business activities include production, supply and sale of natural gas, sale of LNG and utilization of LNG cryogenic energy, and production, sale and installation of gas equipment and apparatus, and related construction work. It also operates compressed natural gas vehicles to transport natural gas. The company serves residential and commercial customers in Fukuoka, Kitakyushu, Kasuga, Onojo, Fukutsu, Kumamoto, Nagasaki, Sasebo and Shimabara, Japan. Saibu Gas is headquartered in Fukuoka, 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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