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January 7, 2022

Hirono Large Scale IGCC Project, Japan

By Carmen

Hirono Large Scale IGCC Project is a 543MW coal fired power project. It is located in Fukushima, Japan. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2018 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in November 2021.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Thermal 543 543 Active Fukushima, Japan Hirono IGCC Power GK


The project was developed by Hirono IGCC Power GK. Mitsubishi Corp Energy Solutions, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, JERA and Mitsubishi Electric are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 40%, 40%, 10% and 10% respectively.

It is a Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power plant. The fuel is procured from Spring Creek Mine.

The project cost is $1,465.231m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2018 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in November 2021.

Contractors Involved

Mitsubishi Power was selected to render EPC services for the coal fired power project.

Mitsubishi Power was selected as the turbine supplier for the Coal fired project. The company supplied M701F4 – 50Hz model gas turbines for the project.

About Hirono IGCC Power GK

Hirono IGCC Power GK, is a joint venture between Mitsubishi Corporation Power Ltd., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc.


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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