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April 10, 2019updated 08 Nov 2021 10:29am

Hokkaido Electric Power Company power plant begins operations

The Hokkaido Electric Power Company’s (HEPCO) Ishikariwan-Shinko Power Plant Unit 1 has achieved commercial operation in Japan.

Hokkaido Electric Power Company (HEPCO) Ishikariwan-Shinko Power Plant Unit 1 has achieved commercial operation in Japan.

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The plant will be HEPCO’s first liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelled thermal power plant. It is equipped with GE’s 9HA gas turbine and Toshiba’s advanced steam turbine.

HEPCO director Takeshi Aotsuka said: “By combining advanced technology from GE and Toshiba, our Ishikariwan-Shinko Power Plant Unit 1 will be one of the power facilities realising the global top-class efficiency.

“We are pleased to be providing highly efficient and reliable electricity to the citizens and businesses of Hokkaido.”

“By combining advanced technology from GE and Toshiba, our Ishikariwan-Shinko Power Plant will be one of the power facilities realising the global top-class efficiency.”

The electricity generated by the Ishikariwan-Shinko power plant will be supplied to the island of Hokkaido.

Additionally, the power plant will help HEPCO in modernising its power infrastructure and provide reliable electricity across the island.

GE Power Asia president Ramesh Singaram said: “We are proud that GE’s industry-leading gas turbine is now providing efficient and reliable electricity for HEPCO and its customers in Hokkaido.

“The strength of our relationship with Toshiba, combined with the application of both companies’ latest and most advanced technologies, will help power growth and prosperity for the island of Hokkaido for years to come.”

GE and Toshiba have been working together with HEPCO since 2012, and have been providing gas generation technology for the Asian markets.

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