Press Release

Press Release

Completion of Installation of Additional LNG Tanks at Kawagoe Thermal Power Station

March 18, 2013
Chubu Electric Power Co.,Inc.

Since December 2007, Chubu Electric Power has been conducting work towards the installation of additional LNG tanks at its Kawagoe Thermal Power Station (located in Kawagoe-cho, Mie-gun, Mie Prefecture).

This installation work has now been completed, and two new LNG tanks (No. 5 and No. 6) commenced operation today.

The addition of the two new LNG tanks has increased our LNG storage capacity by 360,000m3, and is expected to increase the stability and flexibility of our procurement of fuel.

We are proceeding with a variety of initiatives to support stable and flexible fuel procurement into the future.

[Specifications of Kawagoe LNG tanks]


Tank No.

Tank volume

Existing (4 tanks)

No. 1-No. 4

120,000m3 each (Total: 480,000m3)

Added (2 tanks)

No. 5, No. 6

180,000m3 each (Total: 360,000m3)

[The completed Kawagoe No. 5 and No. 6 tanks] 

A photo of  Kawagoe No. 5 and No. 6 tanks



Overview of LNG-related Enhancement of Facilities




Completion of construction


Installation of additional LNG tanks

180,000m3 capacity tank x 2

March 2013

Reinforcement of Kawagoe LNG receiving dock

Allows docking of LNG tankers of over 200,000m3

March 2011


Laying of gas pipeline across Ise Bay

Approximately 13.3 km from Kawagoe Thermal Power Station to Chita LNG Terminal

Fiscal 2013(Scheduled)


Reinforcement of Chita LNG Dock No. 2

Allows docking of LNG tankers of over 200,000m3

January 2010


Laying of Mie-Shiga gas pipeline

Approximately 60 km from Yokkaichi Thermal Power Station to Osaka Gas Taga Governor Station

Fiscal 2013(Scheduled)

 a map of LNG-related Enhancement of Facilities

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