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Hyundai Heavy’s packaged power stations go online in Japan

By 최희석

Published : April 27, 2011 - 19:21

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By Choi He-suk
The packaged power stations Hyundai Heavy Industries provided to Tokyo Electric Power Co. began operations Wednesday.
Developed by Hyundai Heavy, a packaged power station is a piece of diesel-fueled power generating equipment contained within a 40-feet long container.
The world’s largest shipyard sent over four packaged power stations to Japan after TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was damaged by the March 11 tsunami.
The company’s largest shareholder Rep. Chung Mong-joon of Grand National Party suggested shipping the equipment to Japan on March 19, and four packaged power stations left for Japan on March 26, and the company began installing the equipment on April 1.
Hyundai Heavy’s packaged power stations were installed at TEPCO’s Anegasaki power plant in Chiba Prefecture.
The shipyard said the cost of setting up the equipment in Japan will be shared with the Korean government, with about two thirds of the costs being met by the company.
The packaged power stations have a combined output of 5.6 megawatts, which is sufficient to supply electricity to 10,000 households. The electricity generated using the equipment will be sued to supply areas near Tokyo, Hyundai Heavy said.