For times of disasters and power blackouts, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (MHI) is offering a natural gas-fueled electric power station that can be easily transported to the site, the company said.
The facility, named “Meganinja,” can also be installed and begin generating power quickly. The word ninja was used for the name as it conjures an image of “quickness,” it said.
MHI plans to promote the new product in Japan and abroad as a transportable power source for areas of electricity shortages or as an emergency electric power station in times of disasters, the company added.
The power generation facility mainly consists of a natural gas compressor, a gas engine and an electricity generator. It is housed in a 12-meter-long freight container, which is transported by a semi-trailer truck.
Installation of the transportable power generation system is much easier than that for a fixed electricity generation facility. The mobile station can start generating power within 24 hours of arrival at the destination.
The output is 1,500 kilowatts. If several units are connected, the output can be greatly increased.
MHI expects there to be demand for the transportable power station as an emergency electric source in times of disasters. It also hopes that orders will come from China, which has announced a plan to spread distributed electric sources, and other emerging economies whose power transmission networks are poor.
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