Research & Development Center
Contributing to the Future of Humankind with Energy
The Research & Development Center carries out investigations into boilers, steam and gas turbines, and generators for MHPS's thermal power generation business. With thermal power generation, it is necessary to curb emissions of substances that have high environmental impact. In addition, it is critical that we generate low-cost, high-efficiency products that can be adapted to the energy situation of different countries around the world. In order to achieve this mission, the Research & Development Center develops fundamental technologies such as combustion technology, high-precision analysis technology and materials development technology as well as new power generation systems that realize low cost and high efficiency. We are the world's number one group of engineers that leads evolution in thermal power generation, supporting the sustainable advancement of humankind.
Research and Development
MHPS conducts multifaceted research and develops advanced technology related to compressors, combustors and turbines-the key components of gas turbines-as well as materials, through such means as numerical analysis and elemental and verification experiments.
MHPS promotes R&D into blade development, verification testing, heat-resistant materials, structure, fluid analysis and measuring technology in order to enhance the performance and reliability of steam turbines.
MHPS performs research related to reaction, vibration and heat transfer occurring inside boilers with the aim of developing boilers that can burn a diverse array of materials efficiently and cleanly.
MHPS conducts R&D using electromagnetic vibration analysis technology and insulation testing technology at actual machine size in order to enhance the reliability of generators and realize even higher efficiency.
|1910||Started machine manufacturing and repairing as an independent annex to Hitachi Mine, Kuhara Mining Co., Ltd.|
|1912||Started marketing products as Hitachi Seisakusho Kuhara Mining Co., Ltd.|
|1918||Inaugurated a research system inside the testing department.|
|1934||Established Hitachi Research Laboratory.|
|1966||Established Machine Research Laboratory.|
|1971||Established Nuclear Energy Research Laboratory.|
|1978||Restructured Nuclear Energy Research Laboratory into Energy Research Laboratory.|
|1981||Established COTEC (Coal Technology Center) inside Hitachi Research Laboratory.|
|1993||Established GTR (Gas Turbine Research and Development Center) inside Machine Research Laboratory.|
|1999||Consolidated research in the fields of nuclear power and thermal power and established Electrical Power and Electrical Machinery R&D Laboratory.|
|2008||Changed the name of Electrical Power and Electrical Machinery R&D Laboratory to Energy and Environmental Systems Research Laboratory.|
|2011||Integrated Energy and Environmental Systems Research Laboratory and Machine Research Laboratory into Hitachi Research Laboratory.|
|2014||Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd., a joint venture company formed by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Hitachi, integrating thermal power generation systems and other related businesses, established.
A research laboratory was established from its predecessors, the Turbomachinery Research Department and Thermal Power Systems Research Department, inside Hitachi Research Laboratory.
Hitachi Area (Thermal Power Research Laboratory)
|Address||1-1, Saiwai-cho 3-chome, Hitachi City, Ibaraki, 317-8585, Japan
Katsuta Area (COTEC Research Laboratory / Gas Turbine Research Laboratory)
|Address||832-2, Horiguchi, Hitachinaka City, Ibaraki, 312-0034, Japan|