News Releases 2020

Dec. 09, 2020

JGC Receives Order for High-Efficiency Gas Turbine Power Generation Facility for Sumitomo Chemical

JGC HOLDINGS CORPORATION announced today that JGC JAPAN CORPORATION, which operates the domestic engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) business of the JGC Group, recently received an order for engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning work for a high-efficiency gas turbine power generation facility that Sumitomo Chemical is planning for its Chiba Works. Details of the project are as follows.

1. Client

Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited

2. Construction location

2-1, Kitasode, Sodegaura City, Chiba (on the premises of Chiba Works)

3. Scope of Work

Engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning work for a high-efficiency gas turbine power generation facility (output: 45,000kW or more) and a heat recovery steam generator (vapor: 80 tons/h or more)

4. Contract type

Lump sum contract

5. Order amount

Not disclosed

6. Delivery

Autumn of 2023

7. Outline of the project

This project involves decommissioning the petroleum coke power generation facility currently operating at Sumitomo Chemical's Chiba Works (Ichihara City, Chiba Prefecture), and constructing a high-efficiency gas turbine power generation facility fueled by liquefied natural gas (LNG), which has a low carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions coefficient, as a part of Sumitomo Chemical's efforts to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases. By introducing this facility, Sumitomo Chemical plans to reduce CO2 emissions at Chiba Works by 240,000 tons or more a year, equivalent to approximately 20% of the plant's total annual CO2 emissions.

The selection as the contractor for this project is believed to reflect the client's overall positive evaluation of the Group's excellent engineering technologies, its rich track record of constructing gas turbine power generation facilities overseas, and its ability to provide flexible proposals in response to client needs.

JGC Group is intent on actualizing an "Societies in harmony with environment" as one of the important issues (materiality) that it is addressing as a corporate group, and is undertaking broad-ranging initiatives from the three standpoints of "constructing plants and facilities that contribute to reducing the burden on the environment," "manufacturing functional materials supporting carbon reduction and conserving environment," and "the commercialization of environmental technologies."

In the future also, the Group will contribute to realizing a sustainable society by contributing to curbing CO2 emissions through focusing on constructing LNG plants and thermal power plants fueled by LNG, which among fossil fuels has a low CO2 emissions coefficient, as well as renewable energy plants such as photovoltaic and biomass power plants.