Taiheiyo Cement Ofunato Plant is a 67.5MW biopower project. It is located in Iwate, Japan. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in January 2020. Buy the profile here.

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The project was developed by Ofunato Power. Taiheiyo Cement and Erex are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 65% and 35% respectively.

The project generates 520,000MWh electricity and supplies enough clean energy to power 110,000 households, offsetting 285,000t of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) a year.

The process of combustion has been adopted in this co-firing project to release the stored energy from the feed. Agricultural by-product is used as a feedstock to power the project.

The project consists of 1 steam turbine.

Development status

The project got commissioned in January 2020.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Erex under a power purchase agreement for a period of 20 years. The contracted capacity is 67.5MW.

Contractors involved

JFE Engineering was selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the biopower project.

Valmet supplied steam boiler for the project.

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About Ofunato Power

Ofunato Power Inc., is a power generation company and a joint venture between Taiheiyo Cement Corporation and eREX CO., Ltd.

This content was updated on 10 July 2024

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide from announcement through to operation across all technologies and countries worldwide.