Nadahama Works power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Nadahama Works power station also known as Shinko Kobe, may be a two-unit 67-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station at the Kobe Steel Works in Kobe, Hyogo prefecture, Japan. Nadahama Works power station was the original power source for the steel mill before construction of the Kobe Works power station.

Given the lack of available information related to these units, they are not included in Global Energy Monitor's Global Coal Plant Tracker.


The satellite photo below shows the Kobe Steel Works in Kobe, Hyogo prefecture, Japan,

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Kobe Steel's Nadahama Works was commissioned in 1959.[1] Unit 1 of the mill's coal-fired power plant was commissioned in 1968, and with the commissioning of Unit 2 in 1995 the plant was reported to produce 67 MW total.[2] Unit 1 was retired and replaced by Unit 1R in 2009.[3]

Project Details of Kobe Works

  • Sponsor: Kobelco
  • Parent Company: Kobelco
  • Location: Kobe city, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
  • Coordinates: 34.703167, 135.239426 (exact)
  • Status: Unit 1: Retired; Units 2-3: Operating
  • Capacity: Unit 1: 30 MW; Unit 2: 37 MW; Unit 1R: 30 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service date: Unit 1: 1968-2009; Unit 2: 1995; Unit 1R: 2009
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Articles and Resources


  1. 日本の経済発展を支えた鉄鋼業, World Bank, accessed May 2020
  2. 神戸製鋼所 神戸地区における鉄鋼生産プロセスと工場立地の変遷, 近畿産業考古学会, Mar. 3, 2016
  3. Nadahama power station, Enipedia, accessed December 2017

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