Nippon Paper Miyagi power station

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Nippon Paper power station is a 149-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Ishinomaki, Japan.

Location

The map below shows the Ishinomaki paper factory, where the plant is located.

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Background on Plant

As of 2013 Nippon Paper is studying whether to add a 30 billion yen ($301 million) plant fueled by coal and wood at the site of its Ishinomaki paper factory.[1] The project is planned for 2017-18 and will be 149 MW in size.[2][3]

According to the environmental group Kiko Network, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry judged on 7 March 2014 that an Environmental Assessment was unnecessary.[4]

In April 2015 it was reported that Nippon Paper and Mitsubishi planned to create a joint venture, Nippon Paper Ishinomaki Energy Center, to jointly develop a co-fired 149MW power plant at the site of Nippon Paper's Ishinomaki mill. Nippon Paper will provide 70% of the investment, while the remaining will come from Mitsubishi. The plant is scheduled to commence operations in March 2018, and would generate electricity using 30% woody biomass and the remaining coal. Nippon Paper said it is planning to transform its current business structure into global biomass.[5]

Construction started in December 2015 and the plant went into operation in March 2018.[6]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Nippon Paper Industries Ishinomaki Energy Center
  • Parent Company: Nippon Paper Industries 70%; Mitsubishi Corporation 30%
  • Location: Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan
  • Coordinates: 38.4188302, 141.2917328 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross Capacity: 149 MW
  • Type:
  • Projected in service: 2018
  • Coal Type: Coal supplemented by 30% woody biomass
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

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