New IGCC plant ahead in Japan, project captures interest of ASU producers


Agreement has been reached for the construction of an integrated coal gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plant in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan with a number of ASU producers thought to be interested in the project’s development.

Tokyo Electric Power, Mitsubishi Heavy Industry, Mitsubishi Electric and Joban Joint Power are the parties understood to be involved in the project.

The agreement will see the parties proceed with collaboration toward a world-class state-of-the-art IGCC plant, which Tokyo Electric Power had previously looked into for use in connection with the earthquake recovery in Fukushima.

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