Shikoku Electric Power plans to replace an oil and gas-fired generator at its Sakaide plant with a liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fired system to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The Sakaide plant in Tokyo, Japan, houses four units fuelled by natural gas. The oil and coke oven gas has a total capacity of 1,446MW.

The 350MW Unit 2 generator, which is fired by oil and coke oven gas, will be replaced with a 280MW liquefied natural gas combined cycle system to achieve 57% heat efficiency.

Shikoku plans to bring Unit 2 into operation between April 2016 and March 2017.