News Releases 2017

May 12, 2017

JGC Awarded Large-scale Mega-solar Power Project in Okayama

Yokohama, Japan – JGC Corporation announced today that it has been awarded a contract for the construction of a mega-solar power generation project planned by Pacifico Energy K.K. in Mimasaka City, Okayama Prefecture.

The lump sum turnkey contract calls for JGC to carry out the Engineering, Procurement and Construction work (EPC) for a mega-solar power generation plant with delivery in autumn of 2019. Using the 400-hectare site of a former golf course, the plant is planned to have an output of 257.74 MW (equivalent to the annual power consumption of about 81,000 households), making it among the largest such facilities in Japan.

JGC has not only undertaken the EPC work for a number of solar power plants but has also operated two such facilities, providing the company with extensive experience and know-how in this field. This background, combined with flexible responsiveness to clients‘ needs, is seen as having been the major factor in the awarding of the contract to JGC.

In its medium-term business plan "Beyond the Horizon", JGC has clearly expressed its intent to move into the field of energy infrastructure beyond projects in the oil and gas sector while at the same time widening its involvement in industrial infrastructure and social infrastructure in the 5 years starting from FY 2016. Evidence of the impact of this policy can already be seen in our involvement in a thermal power plant project in the Philippines as well as in biomass power generation and mega-solar power generation in Japan.

In addition, in a world where the need to combat global warming is becoming increasingly urgent, JGC intends to become even more active in the fields of renewable energy generation and the construction of facilities for producing such energy as we contribute the achievement of a more sustainable future.