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30AUG2012 JGC Awarded Contract for EPC Services of
a Coal IGCC Demonstration Plant

- Japan's First Oxygen-Blown Coal IGCC Plant -

Yokohama JapanJGC Corporation announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Osaki CoolGen Corporation for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services of the core facilities for an Integrated Coal Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) demonstration plant. The lump-sum turnkey contract, which was awarded by Osaki CoolGen Corporation, a 50-50 joint venture between Chugoku Electric Power Co, Inc. (the Chugoku Electric) and Electric Power Development Co., Ltd. (J-POWER), calls for the EPC services associated with construction of gas purification and other core facilities for an oxygen-blown Integrated Coal Gasification Combined Cycle demonstration plant with a generating capacity of 170MW class. The project is scheduled for completion in February of 2017 and located in Chugoku Electric Osaki power station (Osakikamijima-cho, Toyota-gun, Hiroshima).

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has been promoting research initiative to realize zero-emission coal-fired thermal power generation, by using Integrated Coal Gasification Fuel Cell Combined Cycle (IGFC) technology in combination with carbon capture and storage. The CoolGen demonstration plant is a part of this initiative. The first stage of the research involves testing IGCC technology in a demonstration plant. The second stage will be to incorporate carbon capture and storage facilities, and the third stage will be to incorporate fuel cells. Osaki CoolGen Corporation has received funding from METI to design and construct the first stage, the IGCC demonstration plant. The oxygen-blown coal IGCC demonstration plant will form the base on which to build up IGFC technology, so the first stage of the project is of vital importance.

The oxygen-blown coal IGCC demonstration plant facilities include a coal handling system, oxygen-blown coal gasifier, gas purification unit, sulfur recovery unit, air separation unit, wastewater treating unit, gas turbine combined cycle power generation unit (GTCC), and other associated equipment. Of these facilities, JGC will be responsible for EPC and commissioning work for the gas purification unit, incinerator and sulfur recovery unit, air separation unit, wastewater treating unit, and other associated equipment.

JGC has previously conducted numerous successful projects involving gasification technology with various feedstocks. These projects include JGC's contribution to the construction of the world's largest Gas to Liquids (GTL) plant in Qatar, as well as construction of residual oil integrated gasification combined cycle power generation plant at the Negishi Reinfery in Yokohama, owned by JX Nippon Oil & Energy. It is thought that JGC was selected for this current project due not only to our rich past experience but also due to our superb project management abilities and cutting-edge engineering technology.

Through this project, JGC hopes to further deepen our technical expertise in the field of gasification technology, and open new possibilities for clean coal to support both energy security and economic growth.


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