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INDUSTRIAL SOLUTIONS

There are a number of serious issues affecting the world today, including climate change caused by greenhouse gases. To address these issues and improve our daily lives, we will continue to provide solutions that utilize our group-wide collective capabilities by integrating the latest technologies with over 130 years of expertise, covering all aspects of energy from supply to demand.

Solutions that leverage group synergies

As a global leader in engineering and manufacturing, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group leverages its advanced technological capabilities, leading-edge knowledge, and other Group synergies in its efforts to realize a carbon-neutral society by promoting the energy transition, making mobility electric and more intelligent, and advancing cyber security. By meticulously strengthening our technological capabilities, MHI Group has led the way in dependable technologies for the future. By accurately assessing market needs and providing solutions that leverage our strengths, we will contribute to the success of our customers' businesses.

Wide-ranging capabilities founded in R&D

MHI Group’s technologies have consistently progressed with society for over a century since our founding. This will never change, even in a future where we can expect issues such as climate change caused by global warming, a declining workforce, and greater volume and complexity in logistics. Above all, our mission is to provide innovation and advanced technologies that are truly needed by the world, while facing the market needs head-on that come with changes in society. MHI Group has more than 1,300 engineers dedicated to research and development. In fields ranging from power generation to marine engineering, aeronautics, oil and gas, we combine the expertise we have accumulated over our long history with the latest technologies to lay the foundation for new innovation that solves problems the world faces. In recent years, we have proactively increased our collaborations with partners both domestic and international. This accumulation of a wide range of technologies and knowledge are utilized in a cross-sectional way through our Research & Innovation Center to enhance our group-wide capabilities.

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Conceptual diagram depicting the MHI Group's strength in creating solutions optimized for market needs through group synergies

SOLUTIONS

Chillers Maintenance Solutions for Energy Loss Reduction

Centrifugal chillers are playing the key role for process and air-conditioning in the area of mainly commercial use, industrial use and District Heating and Cooling. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems (MHI Thermal Systems) provides both time-based maintenance and condition-based maintenance for supporting energy loss reduction, energy-saving and stable operations with avoiding chiller shutdowns. We analyze operating data to accurately understand the condition of the chillers and provides the customers with necessary information for their decision-making, whether a certain maintenance is needed and when it should be conducted.

H-25 Combined Heat and Power Plant for District Heating Use

The combined heat and power plant, also being referred to as “cogeneration” is optimized solution for district heating. The introduction of a cogeneration system using the H-25 gas turbine generator unit and a heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) effectively use fuel to generate power, as well as steam and hot water necessary for district heating with less investment.

Repowering Ageing Plant with Multiple H-25 Gas Turbines

Converting an existing power station to a gas-fired combined-cycle plant with H-25 improves thermal efficiency by 50% and load-following capability.

Data Center Cooling System Solution

Improving PUE boosts data center competitiveness. MHI Thermal Systems’ Centrifugal chiller using advanced technologies contributes to boost efficiency of AC equipment, whose power usage at data centers is second only to IT equipment, with Ene-Conductor to optimally control Centrifugal chillers.

District Heating and Cooling System Solutions

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems' centrifugal chillers are used in a variety of facilities around the world according to their size and needs, including in district heating and cooling systems and factory air-conditioning systems that operate day and night. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd. (“MHI Thermal Systems”) is able to propose optimal control systems for district heating and cooling plant applications using customized centrifugal chillers and an optimized service menu to fulfill the customer’s needs.

Ene-Conductor: Heat Source Control System

The Ene-Conductor is a total solution for the chiller control system of centrifugal chillers and associated equipment. By enabling the entire heating and cooling source system to be controlled by a single package while exercising optimum control over the entire system, the Ene-Conductor maximizes chiller performance. The Ene-Conductor delivers overall electricity savings of around 65% compared to existing turbo chiller systems, helping to conserve energy and reduce CO₂ emissions.

H-25 Gas Turbines

Users that operate petrochemical plants, paper mills, or similar facilities with coal-fired power generation systems face pressure to adjust and cope with CO₂ emission regulations and carbon taxes. With its H-25 Series of gas turbines optimized for CHP systems, Mitsubishi Power delivers optimized solutions for the on-site power systems of industrial facilities.

The EX ROVR Plant Inspection Robot

The EX ROVR explosion-proof inspection robot was created by taking a remote-controlled mobile robot that Mitsubishi Heavy Industries began developing in 2014 for use in flammable gas atmospheres and deploying some practical modifications. MHI is on track to finish development of the second-generation ASCENT model in time for its release in 2022.