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November 24, 2021

Niigata East Port Biomass Power Plant, Japan

By Carmen

Niigata East Port Biomass Power Plant is a 50MW biopower project. It is planned in Niigata, Japan. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2022 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in October 2024.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 50 50 Permitting Niigata, Japan Equis Development; Tohoku Electric Power; Toyo Engineering


The project is being developed by Equis Development, Tohoku Electric Power and Toyo Engineering. Equis Development and Tohoku Electric Power are currently owning the project.

The project is expected to supply enough clean energy to power 117,000 households. The project cost is expected to be around $282m.

Agricultural by-product and wood by-product will be used as a feedstock to power the project.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2022. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by October 2024.

Contractors Involved

Siemens Energy will be the steam turbine supplier for the project. The company is expected to provide 1 turbine with 50MW nameplate capacity.

Andritz is likely to be the supplier of the steam boiler for the project.

About Equis Development

Equis is renewable energy and waste infrastructure, developer. It is focused on the development of renewable energy, bioenergy, waste processing, and recycling infrastructure assets across developed markets. The company is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

About Tohoku Electric Power

Tohoku Electric Power Co Inc (Tohoku) is an electric utility. It generates, transmits and distributes electricity; and constructs electrical, telecommunication facilities and buildings, and civil engineering projects. The company produces power using thermal, nuclear, hydro and renewable sources. Tohoku also purchases electricity and secures energy from interchanges. It sources crude oil, coal, LNG and; and supplies LNG to power plants, provides information processing and telecommunication services. The company serves residential and commercial customers in Aomori, Iwate, Akita, Miyagi, Yamagata, Fukushima and Niigata Prefectures and others. Tohoku is headquartered in Sendai, Miyagi, Japan.

About Toyo Engineering

Toyo Engineering Corp (Toyo Engineering) is a provider of engineering and construction services. It provides engineering, procurement, and construction solutions to various industrial facilities. The company offers R&D, design, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, and technical assistance services. The company also develops power plants and transport infrastructure related to railways and water. It also offers energy saving solutions. Toyo Engineering offers these services to various industries including oil and gas, petrochemicals, energy, infrastructure, environment, pharmaceutical and fine chemicals, fertilizers, electronics, and semiconductors, automobile, and manufacturing. It operates in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, North America, and Latin America. Toyo Engineering is headquartered in Narashino-Shi, Chiba, 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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