Gas- and Oil-Fired Steam-Electric Plants in Japan -
Kansai Region
Aioi
Location: Hyogo
Operator: Kansai Electric Power Co
Configuration: 3 X 375 MW
Fuel: fuel oil
Operation: 1982-1983
Boiler supplier: IHI
T/G supplier: MHI, Toshiba, Hitachi
Quick facts: The plant has a special garden with many varieties of camellias, the city tree of Aioi City.

Photograph courtesy of Kansai Electric Power Co
Re-posted 6 Oct 2009

Ako
Location: Hyogo
Operator: Kansai Electric Power Co
Configuration: 2 X 600 MW
Fuel: crude, heavy fuel oil
Operation: 1987
Boiler supplier: MHI, IHI
T/G supplier: MHI, Toshiba

Photograph courtesy of Kansai Electric Power Co
Posted 11 Jul 2001

Gobo
Location: Wakayama
Operator: Kansai Electric Power Co
Configuration: 3 X 600 MW
Fuel: HFO, crude oil
Operation: 1984-1985
Boiler supplier: MHI, B-H
T/G supplier: MHI, Hitachi, Toshiba, Melco
EPC: Kurihalant, Taihei Dengyo Kaisha
Quick facts: This was the first power station built on an artificial island on Japan's Pacific coast. The island has an area of 330 000 m². A follow-on 4.4-GW project was cancelled., Unit-2 is deactivated.

Photograph courtesy of Kurihalant Co Ltd
Posted 17 Mar 2014

Kainan
Location: Wakayama
Operator: Kansai Electric Power Co
Configuration: 2 X 450 MW, 2 X 600 MW
Fuel: crude oil, residual oil
Operation: 1970-1974
Boiler supplier: MHI, B-H
T/G supplier: Toshiba MHI, Melco
Quick facts: Unit-2 was restarted to reinforce regional power supplies. after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake. The unit was mothballed in 2001/02. On 5 Jun 1972, the steam turbine on Unit-3 suffered a catastrophic failure during during a test run. One end blade of hte LP turbine travelled 380m. The generator also caught fire. The entire T/G set was rebuilt at the factory and then reinstalled.

Photograph courtesy of www.jpcoast.com
Posted 19 Sep 2012

Nanko
Location: Osaka
Operator: Kansai Electric Power Co
Configuration: 3 X 600 MW
Fuel: LNG
Operation: 1990-1991
Boiler supplier: MHI, B-H, IHI
T/G supplier: MHI, Hitachi, Toshiba
Quick facts: The 200m stack is known as the Nanko Skytower and has become a symbol of Osaka's water front. It is illuminated in different colors according to the season.

Photograph by of KishujiRapid (wikimedia)
Re-posted 15 Mar 2014

Osaka
Location: Osaka
Operator: Kansai Electric Power Co
Configuration: 4 X 156 MW
Fuel: gas, heavy oil, orimulsion
Operation: 1959-1960 (retired 2003)
Boiler supplier: CE, MHI, MZ
T/G supplier: WH, MHI

Photograph courtesy of Kansai Electric Power Co
Posted 15 Mar 2001

Sakaiko
Location: Osaka
Operator: Kansai Electric Power Co
Configuration: 8 X 250 MW
Fuel: LNG, HFO, crude oil
Operation: 1964-1971 (ret)
Boiler supplier: MHI, B-H, IHI
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco, Hitachi
Quick facts: This power station was converted from heavy oil and crude oil to co-firing LNG. The plant was then closed in 2006, and replaced by a 2-GW CCGT plant.

Photograph courtesy of Yodogawa Transformer Co Ltd
Posted 4 Oct 2009

Shin Kasugade
Location: Osaka
Operator: Kansai Electric Power Co
Configuration: 2 X 156.25 MW
Fuel: fuel oil
Operation: 1963-1964 (ret 2001)
Boiler supplier: IHI
T/G supplier: Toshiba, Hitachi
EPC: Taihei Dengyo Kaisha
Quick facts: One of Japan's first large T/G sets was built at this site in 1918 and the area became a famous industrial location for Osaka with companies like Sumitomo, Hitachi Zosen, and Osaka Iron Works. The early plants had unusual con-joined stacks that were a local landmark for many years. The old plants and facilities were demolished in 1961 to make way for two modern units and these in turn were retired and demolished in 2002/03. The stacks on the new units were 80m tall.

Photograph courtesy of Chisato Hayahoshi
Posted 7 Oct 2009

Takasago
Location: Hyogo
Operator: Kansai Electric Power Co
Configuration: 2 X 450 MW
Fuel: heavy oil
Operation: 1971 (ret)
Boiler supplier: MHI
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco
Quick facts: This plant was deactivated in 2001/02.

Photograph courtesy of Kansai Electric Power Co
Posted 17 Sep 2004

   

Wakayama
Location: Wakayama
Operator: Wakayama Kyodo Power Co Inc
Configuration: 2 X 75 MW, 1 X 156.25 MW
Fuel: BFG, COG, oil
Operation: 1963.1970
Boiler supplier: MHI
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco
Quick facts: This plant is jointly-owned by Sumitomo Corp (47%) and Kansai Electric Power and uses waste gases from nearby Sumitomo metal works. Unit-3 was the site of a demonstration of the use of a new low C-9Cr-2Mo steel has  in the boiler superheater and reheater tubes.

Photograph courtesy of Wakayama Kyodo Power Co Inc
Posted 11 Oct 2009

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 17-Mar-2014

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