JGC HOLDINGS CORPORATION announced that JGC JAPAN CORPORATION, which operates the domestic EPC business of the JGC Group has been awarded a contract for the construction of a biomass power generation plant project for an Ishinomaki Hibarino Biomass Energy G.K. led by RENOVA, Inc.
The lump-sum turnkey contract calls for JGC JAPAN CORPORATION to carry out the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) work for what will be among the largest biomass power generation plants in the country, with delivery in 2023 (estimated).
The business entity undertaking this project is Ishinomaki Hibarino Biomass Energy G.K. which is led by RENOVA, Inc. and, with a capacity of 74.95MW, is planned to supply Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture annually with 530,000 MWh of power (equivalent to the annual power consumption of around 170,000 households), making it the largest biomass-fueled power generating facility in Japan. It is planned to use wood pellets and PKS (Palm Kernel Shells) as fuel.
As the project financing is the responsibility of the client, they are anxious to ensure that completion and technical risks can be minimized. The awarding of the contract is seen as reflecting JGC’s long and successful record in completing a large number of plants and other facilities, both in Japan and overseas and RENOVA, Inc.’s high evaluation of the company’s performance in the construction of mega-solar projects in Karumai, Kunohe, Iwate and elsewhere.