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Toshiba Turbine Shipments Reach Milestone of 200,000MW


Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) today announced reaching a major milestone in its power systems business: the shipment of turbines with a cumulative 200,000 megawatts output capacity.

 The total represents the achievements of Keihin Product Operations, Toshiba ESS’s long-standing main manufacturing base in Yokohama, Japan, and of its only manufacturing facility outside of Japan, Chennai-based Toshiba JSW Power Systems Pvt. Ltd. (Toshiba JSW). The new record was established by shipping a 600MW ultra-supercritical steam turbine from Keihin to Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd., the main contractor, for EVN Vinh Tan 4 Thermal Power Plant extension project in Vietnam.

 Toshiba manufactured its first turbine in 1927, a 23 kW machine. Other achievements along the way to today’s record include the 1966 supply of turbine for Matsukawa geothermal power station, Japan’s first geothermal power plant, and the 1987 development of the world’s very first ultra-supercritical steam turbines, which were installed in Chubu Electric Power Company’s Kawagoe Thermal Power Plant Units 1 and 2.

 More recently, in August 2009, Toshiba integrated the thermal power engineering functions of Toshiba India Pvt. Ltd. into Toshiba JSW Turbine and Generator Pvt. Ltd., a manufacturer of turbines and generators based in Chennai, in India’s Tamil Nadu state. The company, which became Toshiba JSW Power Systems Private Limited in January 2014, delivers full EPC solutions for thermal power plants, and is drawing on these comprehensive capabilities to expand its business in India and the surrounding region. Toshiba JSW shipped the first “Make-in-India” supercritical steam turbine rotor from Chennai in August 2015.

 Commenting on the record, Mr. Toru Shibagaki, General Manager of Keihin Product Operations, said: “I’m very proud of this achievement. Our highly efficient turbines and generators support us in providing total energy solutions that contribute to the realization of a low-carbon society and stable electricity supply. Our next target is 300,000MW and beyond.”

About Keihin Product Operations

Established: August 1925
General Manager: Toru Shibagaki
Location: 2-4, Suehiro-cho, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
Main Products: Thermal, hydro, nuclear, renewable, new energy generation systems, and Heavy-ion Radiotherapy System

About Chennai Factory of Toshiba JSW

Established: September 2008
Managing Director: Yoshiaki Inayama
Location: Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Main Products: Steam turbine and generator

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