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GE to supply power solution for biomass project of 50 MW in Japan

Wood pellets. Author: U.S. Department of Agriculture. License: Creative Commons, Attribution 2.0 Generic

February 6 (Renewables Now) - General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) has been contracted by Japanese industrial group Hitachi Zosen Corp (TYO:7004) to supply the key power components for the 50-MW Kamisu biomass plant project in Japan’s Ibaraki prefecture.

The US company said Wednesday its steam power unit will serve as the project's engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor with a task to design, build and deliver a reheat steam turbine with its generator, a low-NOx circulating fluidised bed (CFB) boiler and a high-efficiency dust-removal fabric filter.

The Kamisu plant, to be located in Kamisu City, will use palm kernel shells and wood pellets as feedstock.

GE expects the plant to start commercial operation in July 2023.

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