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    Kyushu Electric, Saibu Gas plan CCGT in Kitakyushu

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The construction work is likely to start in 2023.

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Kyushu Electric, Saibu Gas plan CCGT in Kitakyushu

Kyushu Electric Power and Saibu Gas on December 23 announced plans to build a gas-fired power plant in the Hibiki area of Kitakyushu City, Japan.

Kyushu and Saibu will form a joint venture company early next year to implement the project. The construction work is likely to start in 2023 and the 620 MW plant is expected to be commissioned by the end of 2025.  

“With the development of this power plant, it will be possible to promote the reduction and decarbonisation of power generation facilities in the Kyushu region toward the realisation of carbon neutrality in 2050,” Kyushu said.

The two firms are already partners in the 2.4mn metric tons/year Hibiki LNG import and regasification terminal.