Steam Turbine Generator Delivered to Sumitomo Metal Industries’ Wakayama Steel Works
Jan. 18, 2010
Tokyo, January 18, 2010 — Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced today that it has delivered a 23.1 MW steam turbine generator to Sumitomo Metal Industries’ Wakayama Steel Works.
The steam turbine generator has been installed in a coke dry quencher (CDQ*). The CDQ quenches red-hot coke, which has been dried by distillation in a coke oven, with inert gas and recovers sensible heat using a boiler to generate steam for power generation. The Wakayama Steel Works, Japan’s leading coke producer, plans to increase its energy efficiency through the implementation of the CDQ.
Since the launch of its first industrial steam turbine in 1956, Kawasaki has supplied over 330 steam turbine units. This is the second steam turbine generator for a CDQ Kawasaki has supplied to the Wakayama Steel Works since 1993. This latest order is a testament to the superior performance and lifecycle cost of Kawasaki steam turbines as well as Kawasaki’s outstanding reliability and proven track record.
Kawasaki continues to expand the sales of its highly efficient power generation systems boasting a smaller environmental footprint as it moves forward to bring its energy and environmental business to new heights.
*A CDQ quenches red-hot coke, which has been dried by distillation in a coke oven, with inert gases circulating in a quenching chamber. The CDQ quenching process occurs in a completely air-tight environment. The thermal energy, which would otherwise dissipate into the ambient environment as vapor with conventional wet quenching methods, can be recovered by the CDQ and used to generate electric power.