Soma Port Gas Power Station

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Soma Port Gas Power Station (also known as Fukushima Natural Gas Power Plant, 福島ガス発電所) is a 1,180-megawatt (MW) gas-fired power plant in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. Construction of the power plant began in October 2017.[1][2]


The map below shows the location of the power station in Shinchi, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

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The Fukushima Natural Gas power plant is the base of the Japan Petroleum Exploration (JAPEX) company's Natural Gas-fired Power Generation Project at Soma Port in Shinchi Town, Fukushima. The overall project was approved for commercialization in October 2016.[3] Construction of the power plant began in October 2017.[2] Fukushima Natural Gas Power Plant is scheduled to commence commercial operation in spring 2020.[2] With the commissioning of Unit 2 in August 2020, the plant became fully operational.[4]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Fukushima Gas Power[1]
  • Parent company: Japan Petroleum Exploration Co. (JAPEX) and four partner companies[1]
  • Location: Shinchi, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan
  • Coordinates: 37.84920, 140.95291[5]
  • Gross capacity (operating): 590 MW[1]
    • Unit 1: Combined cycle[1], 590 MW [1](started 2020)[1]
  • Gross capacity (operating): 590 MW[4]
    • Unit 2: Combined cycle[1], 590 MW [1](started 2020)[4]

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