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Our CACW coolers are to be installed in a biomass plant in Japan

“This month, we are proud to announce that we’ve received an order to deliver our bespoke CACW coolers to equip the electric generator to be located in the future biomass-fired power generation facility in Fukuyama town, Hiroshima Prefecture. Commercial operations are set to commence in May 2025,” said Dr Olu Baptist, Commercial Director at Sterling TT. 


Rendering Fukuyama biomass power plant. Image produced by Solariant
Rendering Fukuyama biomass power plant. Image produced by Solariant

Biomass is a renewable energy source using material that comes from living organisms, such as plants and animals. The most common biomass materials used for energy are plants, wood, and waste. Biomass is being increasingly used in power plants in Japan. The Fukuyama plant will be fuelled by wood pellets and unused thinned wood produced in Hiroshima Prefecture. The process starts by burning the briquettes, which will generate steam that will power a steam turbine. This turbine turns a generator and produces electricity. Once up and running, the plant should generate enough power to satisfy 120,000 typical Japanese household’ electricity demand. This represents 52.7 MW power output.


Olu added, “I am delighted that we at Sterling TT continue to expand our commitment to drive the energy transition to more ecological sources. It is pleasing to know that the outcome of this strategic focus will power many households and contribute to a greener future both locally, and in this case, globally.”  


Why our CACW coolers, short for “Closed Air Circuit, Water Cooled”, are playing a pivotal role in generating electricity? Even the most efficient electric generators produce heat when they operate. If they become too hot, both electrical and mechanical damage can occur, and consequently, the operations have to stop. Therefore, to avoid disrupting electricity production, we need to cool the interior of the electric generators constantly. To know more about cooling generators, visit our CACW cooler page. We also supply CACA coolers to cool generators when there is no water available. 


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