GE Steam Power has secured a contract from Japan’s Hitachi Zosen Corporation to supply its renewable steam technology for Kamisu biomass power generation plant.

Hitachi Zosen is the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor for the project.

According to the contract, GE Steam Power will provide an integrated power package and be responsible for design, manufacturing and supply of the power block’s key components.

The package will include steam turbine generator, boiler and air quality control systems.

GE Steam Power CEO Michael Keroulle said: “GE Steam Power’s involvement in the Kamisu Biomass Power Generation project demonstrates our commitment to applying proven steam power technology to lower carbon uses and supporting the use of more renewable fuel sources like biomass.

“Building on our proven track record of delivering steam power technology and project management capabilities for plants around the world, our integrated offering will help Hitachi Zosen achieve its high-efficiency and reliability performance low-carbon objectives.”

The power plant will be equipped with GE’s low-NOx circulating fluidised bed (CFB) boiler, a dust-removal fabric filter and a reheat steam turbine with its generator.

Kamisu biomass power plant will be built in Kamisu City, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.

The power plant will have the capacity to generate 50MW of electricity using 100% biomass derived from palm kernel shells and wood pellets. The power will be supplied to the national grid.

The plant is expected to begin its commercial operations in July 2023.

In May 2019, GE Steam Power, Polska Grupa Energetyczna (PGE) and a consortium of partners announced the synchronisation of Opole Unit 6 to the grid in Poland.