Geothermal power plant
MHI is a leading company in geothermal power generation systems, having to date received orders for more than 100 units from 13 countries. The combined installed capacity of these units totals about 3,010 MW, equal to approximately 30% of the world's geothermal power generation installed capacity. Leveraging this strong track record and its technological expertise, MHI will continue its aggressive marketing activities for its geothermal power generation systems that contribute to the prevention of global warming.
As a pioneering manufacturer of NC gear machines and a leading company in the gear machine industry, MHI is leveraging its extensive experience and technological capabilities to deliver a lineup of machines for uses ranging from rough to finished processing. In conjunction with its own cutting tools for gear processing, MHI can propose optimal processing solutions to customers.
MHI's dry-cut hobbing machines, meanwhile, offer both reduced costs and a strong contribution to significantly protecting the environment by eliminating the need for large amounts of cutting oil.
New generation LNG carrier "Sayaendo"
MHI has completed development of a new-generation liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier that marks an evolutionary advance from Moss-type*1 LNG carriers. The new vessel, dubbed "EXTREM," has been newly developed from the "Sayaendo" series of LNG carriers, which feature a peapod-shaped continuous cover for the Moss spherical tanks that is integrated with the ship's hull, in lieu of a conventional hemispherical cover. The new configuration enables greater structural efficiency and size and weight reductions, resulting not only in improvements in fuel consumption and operating economy but also in enhancements in terms of compatibility with LNG terminals and maintainability.
Double-column 5-face Plano Miller Type Machining Center
In 1986, MHI created the world's largest super miller, with a column width of 13 meters. Building on this achievement, MHI has a lineup of double column (five-face plano type) horizontal series machining centers suitable for applications in fields such as general, industrial and construction machinery, and precision molds. These machines, which embody the traditional strength of Mitsubishi in large-scale processing technology, make efficient, high-precision processing a reality.
"Q-ton" CO2 Refrigerant Heat Pump Water Heater
This water heater model can maintain rated heating output in outdoor temperatures down to -7°C, and can operate in outdoor conditions down to -25°C, while maintaining a COP (coefficient of performance) of 4.3, the industry's highest efficiency rating in the 30 kilowatt (kW) class. At the heart of the heat pump is a CO2 refrigerant two-stage type "scrotary" compressor, making it the world's first heat pump capable of operating in extremely cold regions with outdoor temperatures as low as -25°C. MHI will aggressively work to expand sales of this device as a strategic product that will usher in greater use of heat pump water heaters in cold weather regions.
MRJ (Mitsubishi Regional Jet)
The MRJ is a next-generation regional jet featuring the world's highest level of operational economy and cabin comfort in the 70- to 90-seat regional jet class.
Featuring a new type of engine, coupled with the use of composite materials and a state-of-the-art aerodynamic design, the MRJ has achieved a significant reduction in fuel consumption and will contribute heavily to making airlines more competitive and profitable.
Radiation Therapy Equipment
The Vero 4DRT radiotherapy equipment from MHI is equipped with an ultra-lightweight C band accelerator. Used for radiation emission, this equipment was developed expressly for medical use by MHI. The equipment is also first in the world to have a real-time dynamic tracking function enabling pinpoint bombardment of cancer tissue. This feature is made possible through a combination of cutting-edge medical imaging technology and device control technology, enabling the accelerator head to accurately track the location of moving cancer tissue in real time.
Nuclear Power Plants
In 1970, MHI completed construction of the Mihama-1 Reactor at the Mihama Nuclear Power Plant, Japan's first pressurized water reactor. Ongoing improvements and developments since then based on installed and in-house technologies have led to the delivery of nuclear power plants that today boast world-class reliability, safety and capacity utilization with minimal risk of radioactive exposure. Improvements will continue with the goal of achieving improved levels of safety, economy and operability.
Electronic Road Pricing System (ERP)
ERP is a system already in use in Singapore, London and other urban centers where it is designed to ease traffic congestion. The system uses communications technology between an onboard communications device, called an In-vehicle Unit, and roadway antennas to collect a small fee when cars enter the city without the need for the vehicle to stop.
Going forward, MHI will continue to actively engage in the development of advanced road pricing systems that can be applied in the Smart-community field, and propose optimum solutions customized for individual cities.
Cruise Ship "Diamond Princess"
The first vessel of its kind built in Japan on order from a major overseas cruise line, MHI delivered this roughly 116,000-ton luxury cruise ship in 2004. The ship is the latest addition to the Grand Series operated by Princess Cruises, a member of the world's largest cruise ship operator, the Carnival Group. As such, the Diamond Princess incorporates a host of new concepts. It also has an electronic propulsion system, an onboard waste processing system and other cutting-edge technologies to achieve a more eco-friendly performance.
Container-configured Gas Engine Generator MEGANINJA
The defining feature of this generator is its ability to begin power generation within 24 hours after its arrival at the installation site. Based on the product concept of "quick transport, quick installation and quick generation," the MEGANINJA adopts an easily transportable container configuration and uses connector units for wiring and fuel piping connections, which enables significant simplification of the work needed at the installation site. MHI is working to develop a wide market for the MEGANINJA, both domestically and globally, primarily in response to demands for continuous power generation, mainly provided by a distributed generation capability, especially in emerging economies where power shortages remain common in some regions, and for emergency power generators.
CO2 Recovery System
MHI's CO2 recovery technology is known as the KM CDR Process®. It uses the Company's proprietary KS-1™ solvent for CO2 absorption and desorption, which MHI and Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. have developed jointly. MHI's CO2 recovery technology results in considerably lower energy consumption than other processes, winning it high evaluations from the market for its performance. To date, MHI has delivered ten commercial chemical plants to India and elsewhere for CO2 recovery from natural-gas-fired or heavy-oil-fired flue gas, and one other chemical plant is currently under construction in Qatar, making MHI a leader in the industry.
The Dubai Metro will be the world's longest driverless rail system, with a total length of approximately 75 kilometers, consisting of the newly completed Red Line (Phase I), which connects Dubai International Airport and a new area under development along the coast, and the Green Line (Phase II) currently under construction, which will run through the old city along Dubai Creek. A five-partner Japanese-Turkish consortium has supplied the fully automated driverless rail system and performed the related civil and construction work.
Offshore Wind Turbines
MHI acquired Artemis Intelligent Power, Ltd., a UK venture company that possesses outstanding technology in hydraulic transmission systems. Applying this technology, MHI is now undertaking the development of a hydraulic drive train specifically for use in offshore wind turbines, and aiming for a new type of power generating system, including new blades.
Plans call for domestic verification of the new system within 2012, operational testing in Europe in 2013, and commercial mass production to commence in 2015.
Miller Cycle Gas Engine Cogeneration Package
MHI has achieved a cogeneration package offering outstanding environmental, economic and space-saving performance. The generating efficiency of the package is 41.6%, the highest level found anywhere in the world.
Gas-fired Thermal Power Plants
A gas turbine combined cycle (GTCC) system is a high-efficiency power generation system that uses gas and steam turbines in combination, utilizing high-temperature exhaust gas from the gas turbine to produce steam to drive the steam turbine. This configuration results in higher thermal efficiency enabling reduced fuel consumption and a more effective use of energy, thereby contributing to environmental protection. The current stabilization of the natural gas supply—an outgrowth of advances in technology to extract shale gas—has also spurred global interest in large-scale GTCC systems, which enable provision of electricity economically after a relatively short construction period.
Our surface-emitting OLED Lighting is thin, lightweight and generates almost no heat. The uniform light emitted by OLEDs is not glaring and contains no UV rays, making it gentle on the skin and pleasant to the eye. These lighting panels are also environmentally friendly, being completely free of mercury. OLED panels are the next-generation energy-saving light source that will help reduce CO2 emissions.
J-Series Gas Turbines
The state-of-the-art 60 hertz (Hz) M501J gas turbine was developed in the spring of 2009 incorporating MHI's proprietary technologies. It has achieved the world's highest efficiency and power generation capacity in a system of this type, being able to offer the world's highest turbine inlet temperature of 1,600 degrees Celsius (°C). MHI has already received an order for six units from Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc., and it delivered the first unit in December 2011 to its Himeji No.2 Power Station currently under construction. The six units will sequentially go on-stream from 2013.
As demonstrated by MHI's track record in supercharging large ship engines and turboprop engines for aircraft, the Company possesses some of the top rated engine turbocharger technology in the world. Thanks to a wealth of matching data and expertise, MHI can deliver a range of turbochargers that are optimal for virtually any type of engine.
In response to calls for more sophisticated air volume control, MHI has begun production of products featuring Variable Geometry (VG) and electronic control structures.
Among existing turbomachinery, MHI particularly manufactures large compressors and the steam turbines that drive them. These products include the compressors which compress the air and gas necessary for carrying out production at facilities such as chemical and gas plants. Moreover, these products are also actively used in energy industry and petrochemical industry fields all over the world. MHI also boasts world-leading design and production technologies for the rotors that are needed to ensure a high-speed and stable operation.
These products adopt a rectangular layer design developed exclusively by MHI that results in a large capacity, high energy density and a long useful life. Components used exclusively in large batteries have been uniquely designed to further improve performance and safety.
MHI is taking advantage of its superior technology and extensive track record as a leading company in energy and environmental technologies to promote use of its technology in storage batteries for hybrid forklifts, condominiums and commercial buildings.
Konotori H-II Transfer Vehicle (HTV) for the International Space Station
The HTV is the transfer vehicle used to deliver daily goods such as water, food, clothing and experimental equipment to the JEM (Japanese Experiment Module) and other countries' space stations after the completion of the assembly of the International Space Station.
This vehicle is unmanned, launched by an H-IIB rocket, approaches the space station under automated control, and is maintained and moored next to the station facility. After the completion of its work, it will self-destruct and disappear when it re-enters the atmosphere.
Forklift Trucks "GRENDiA"
These products offer low emissions that meet new environmental standards and come standardly equipped with fuel-efficient engines.
In addition to improvements to the vehicle Integrated Presence System (IPS), which delivers a better preventive safety performance, these forklifts feature an integrated digital monitor for graphical displays. These and other innovations are part of an approach to achieving a more comfortable and reassuring vehicle operation.
MHI has been involved in the development, manufacture and sale of turbo chillers for over five decades. In recent years, MHI has turned to the development of high-efficiency centrifugal chillers with a superior economic and energy-saving performance that contribute to environmental protection by helping to prevent ozone depletion and global warming. The Company also develops inverter-driven centrifugal chillers that enable optimal control based on the operating conditions. These products are delivered to a range of fields, including plant air conditioning for the IT and automotive industries, clean rooms, shopping centers and hospitals.
H-IIB Launch Vehicle
The H-IIB rocket, which was jointly developed by JAXA and MHI, is, along with the H-IIA, one of Japan's primary large-scale launch vehicles. Since its first launch in 2009, the H-IIB has recorded three consecutive successes. While MHI has until now played a central role in the H-IIB's manufacture, going forward the Company will handle all manufacturing and launch activities; the only exceptions will be flight data acquisition and range safety management, including ground safety confirmation and flight safety assurance— areas in which JAXA will remain in charge.
Beaver Air Conditioners
Designed for comfort, Beaver air conditioners are equipped with functions that focus on energy efficiency and low carbon emissions. Utilizing MHI's jet engine technology, these units efficiently blow cooled air while saving energy and offering low vibration and noise.
New Transit System
The Automated People Mover (APM) is a new transit system designed to improve traffic congestion, noise and other aspects of the urban transportation environment. The system is based on compact, lightweight transport vehicles with rubber tires that run on elevated concrete tracks. The rubber tires result in low noise and vibration, and the fully automated system is also capable of unmanned operation. The electrically powered APM system has no exhaust emissions, earning it favorable attention as a new environmentally friendly transit system. The system is gaining a wide popularity, being adopted at airport terminals and other facilities both inside and outside of Japan.
Gas Engine Power Plants
In Japan, the MACH gas engine boasts a dominant market share. Since the product's debut in 2001, MHI has used its extensive track record and expertise to maintain its exceptional reliability.
With these plants, MHI has achieved overall plant efficiency (adding steam and heat recovery to generating efficiency) that is at the highest level found anywhere in the world. These plants also contribute substantially to meeting CO2 reduction needs.
Boeing 787 Transport Aircraft
The Boeing 787 is an aircraft jointly developed through the international cooperation of Japan and the U.S. The work share shouldered by Japan is a record highest at 35% of the airplane. MHI is manufacturing the composite wing box, slated for use for the first time on a full-scale passenger aircraft. It is expected that there will be a 20% reduction of weight, compared to other similarly sized airplanes.
MALS(Mitsubishi Air Lubrication System)
With the maritime MALS system, air blown out by a blower on the underside of a vessel produces small air bubbles that cover the vessel's underside like an "air-carpet." These air bubbles reduce friction between the hull and seawater during navigation. When the MALS system is installed in a cruise ship, it uses special in-house developed high-efficiency blowers and state-of-the-art fluid simulation analysis tools to configure the arrangement of air outlet points to achieve the maximum friction reduction with an optimized air-blow volume. With these advanced innovations, MHI expects a 7% energy-saving result.
Since delivering its first fertilizer plant in 1958, MHI has since delivered many fertilizer plants all across the world.
MHI's fertilizer plants make use of the process technology from Denmark's Haldor Topsoe A/S for the ammonia production plants, and the urea plants use urea process technology from Italy's Saipem S.p.A, and the urea granulation process technology from the Netherland's Uhde Fertilizer Technology B.V.
Over the course of its long-term relationships with the licensors, MHI has also developed its own fertilizer plant technology and expertise.
Furthermore, MHI is able to produce in-house the main plant components, consisting mainly of compressors, turbines and large pumps.