ABB wins US$100-million power plant order in Japan

Breakthrough contract for ABB’s GT26 advanced gas turbine

Zurich, Switzerland, March 8, 1999 – An ABB joint venture with Japanese industrial conglomerate Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI), Japan Gas Turbine K.K., has won an order to build a 400-megawatt gas-fired combined-cycle power plant in Japan. The value of the project to ABB is US$ 100 million. The order was placed by Kawasaki Steel Corporation, a leading Japanese steel manufacturer and independent power producer (IPP), who will own and operate the plant at Chiba, some 50 kilometers (ca. 30 miles) east of Tokyo. It is the first order for a GT26 gas turbine from an IPP in Japan.
ABB will deliver a GT26 gas turbine, a steam turbine, a generator and a heat recovery boiler. ABB will also provide the control system for the power plant, which will supply energy to Tokyo Electric Power Corporation (TEPCO), the largest power utility in Japan. Construction of the plant is scheduled to begin in January 2000 and commercial operation is planned for 2002. The joint venture with KHI was established in 1994 and is majority owned by ABB.
The ABB Group <> is a global engineering and technology company serving customers in power generation, transmission, and distribution; automation; oil, gas, and petrochemicals; industrial products and contracting; and financial services. The Group reported orders in 1998 of US$31 billion and employed about 200,000 people in more than 100 countries. (End)

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