Hatchobaru is an 112MW geothermal power project. It is located in Oita, Japan. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in June 1977. Buy the profile here.


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

The geothermal plant is of double flash type. The geothermal site has in total 35 number of wells. Out of this 24 are production wells and remaining 11 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 engineering procurement construction 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.

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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 provides social infrastructure solutions in the fields of energy, including thermal, nuclear, renewable energy and the environment, including chemical plants. The company also provides modern 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.

This content was updated on 20 July 2023

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