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Aug 22, 2013
Tokyo, August 22, 2013 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501 / “Hitachi”) today announced that Hitachi will supply steam turbine, generator and boiler for an ultra-super critical (USC)(1) coal-fired thermal power plant project in Malaysia. This 1,000-MW plant is being constructed under a turn-key order by a consortium made up of Sumitomo Corporation and major South Korean construction company Daelim Industrial Co., Ltd.
This order will mark the first time that Hitachi has supplied equipment for a USC coal-fired thermal power plant in Southeast Asia.
The power generation equipments will be supplied for a 1,000-MW USC coal-fired thermal power plant being planned by Malaysian power company Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) at Manjung site in the state of Perak, which is located approximately 300 km north of Kuala Lumpur. The 1,000-MW capacity will make this plant one of the largest in Malaysia in terms of generating capacity for a single unit. Hitachi will deliver the major equipments for the plant—namely, steam turbine, generator and boiler—through Daelim Industrial, and the boiler will be manufactured by Babcock-Hitachi K.K. The power plant is scheduled for completion in October 2017.
Hitachi boasts sophisticated technological capabilities for achieving world-class highly efficient power generation and stably operating USC coal-fired thermal power plants even with low-grade fuel. Highly efficient power generation curbs CO2 emissions, reducing the burden on the environment. Hitachi also has an extensive track record of 50 orders for USC coal-fired thermal power plants in Japan, China, South Korea, Europe and the U.S. TNB recognized these technological capabilities and track record in awarding the order.
Hitachi aims to actively participate in the large number of new coal-fired thermal power plants that are expected to be constructed in Malaysia and Southeast Asia going forward. Through the supply of highly efficient equipment and systems, Hitachi will contribute to the construction of power generating infrastructure and the reduction of the environmental burden of power generation.
(1) Ultra-Super Critical: Steam temperature at least 593℃, boiler steam pressure at least 24.1MPa.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 326,000 employees worldwide. The company's consolidated revenues for fiscal 2012 (ended March 31, 2013) totaled 9,041 billion yen ($96.1 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, power systems, construction machinery, high functional material & components, automotive systems and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com
Corporate Communications Group, Hitachi Asia Ltd.