Fuji Electric To Supply Power Equipment for USA’s Largest Biomass Plant

March 23, 2012

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Manufacturer Chosen to Provide Power-Generating Equipment in Berlin, New Hampshire 
 
Tokyo, Japan, March 23, 2012 – Fuji Electric Co., Ltd., announced today that it has accepted an order for biomass power-generating equipment to be installed in a power plant in Berlin, New Hampshire, from Babcock & Wilcox Construction Co., Inc. (BWCC).  The order is for biomass power-generating equipment with a generating-end output of 75 MW, making the plant the largest in the northeast of the U.S.

Fuji Electric has been contracted to manufacture, install, and perform test runs on a 75 MW steam turbine and an 85 MVA generator. The generating equipment will be delivered utilizing the “skid method”,  an efficient process that will help to minimize on-site construction time.  The Skid Method refers to a method whereby the steam turbine and generator are packaged on a single bed.  Shipping, transporting, and installing the equipment as a package eliminates the need for on-site assembly, resulting in the on-site time savings,
 

The plant is expected to be completed in September 2013 and will supply power to the city of Berlin, New Hampshire through the Public Service of New Hampshire, which is the local electric utility.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, enacted in 2009, has made biomass power generation eligible for tax breaks as a renewable energy source.  It is expected that this law will lead to the further construction of biomass power plants in the future as an excellent power generation method in terms of protection of the global environment, as it does not cause an increase in atmospheric CO2.

Fuji Electric regards North America as one of the important regions for its power plant business. The Company plans to develop the business aggressively, including geothermal and thermal power generation, in addition to biomass power generation.

About Fuji Electric Corp. of America
Fuji Electric Corp. of America is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Electric Co., Ltd., and has been responsible for sales and distribution of the company’s products since 1970.  Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. has been developing power electronics equipment since 1923, and is a global leader in industrial products ranging from semiconductors, photoconductors, and radiation detection equipment to AC drives and electric vehicle charging stations.  For more information, visit www.americas.fujielectric.com.
 
Media:
Doretta Caprarola (Fuji Electric)
(201) 490-3933
dcaprarola@fecoa.fujielectric.com
 
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