Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced that its subsidiary, Kawasaki Gas Turbine Asia Sdn Bhd (KGA), has received its first order for a gas turbine power generation system for Singapore. The order comes from CT Engineering and Construction Pte. Ltd. (CTec), a subsidiary of Perth, Australia-based Capital Turbines Australia Pty. Ltd. (CTA).
The system will be combined with boilers to form a cogeneration system that will be used by the Singapore energy company, Banyan Utilities Pte. Ltd. Banyan Utilities will supply electricity and steam to the world’s largest biodiesel plant currently being constructed by Natural Fuel Limited (based in Subiaco, Australia) on Jurong Island, Singapore’s petrochemical industry center.
The system is comprised of a natural gas-fueled gas turbine power generation system employing Kawasaki’s proprietary M7A-02 gas turbine incorporating the environmentally friendly low-NOx DLE (dry low emission) system. It will be combined with a heat recovery boiler and a package boiler to be used as a cogeneration system. The system will generate 5,605 kW of electricity and supply 45 tons/hour of steam for the plant’s production lines, contributing to lower energy costs and a stable power supply. Kawasaki will supply the gas turbine power generation system for the cogeneration system. The cogeneration system is scheduled for completion in 2008.
Singapore is turning more and more to gas-based in-house power plants as a way to offset rising global crude oil prices and secure a stable supply of electricity. Demand for gas turbine cogeneration systems is expected to increase. This latest order demonstrates the superior environmental performance and lifecycle cost of Kawasaki gas turbine cogeneration systems as well as Kawasaki’s outstanding technological capabilities and proven track record in Southeast Asia including the Indonesian and Malaysian markets.