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Takasago Works

Improving Society Through Development and Manufacture of Innovative Power Generation Equipment

The Takasago Works was originally set up in 1962 to serve as a turbine manufacturing plant for the production of large capacity power plants and machinery.

Today the Takasago Works manufactures a wide variety of products including high performance gas turbines, steam turbines, and other related products. Its J-Series gas turbine is the most heat efficient gas turbine available on the market. These and other products have contributed to the advancement of daily life and businesses around the world.

Area
879,621 square meters (site)
296,054 square meters (building)
International Certifications
ISO 9001 Quality Management System
ISO 14001 Environmental Management System

Main Products

Gas Turbines

M501J Gas Turbine Rotor
M501J Gas Turbine

Nuclear Power Steam Turbine

[Nuclear Power Steam Turbine] LP Turbine Rotor with 54-inch Blades

Thermal Power Steam Turbine

[Thermal Power Steam Turbine] High/Middle/Low Pressure Turbine Rotor

Water Turbine

[Water Turbine] 412 MW Pump Turbine (Commissioned product by Hitachi Mitsubishi Hydro Corporation)

History

1962 Shin Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' Kobe Shipyard & Machinery Works started operations for exclusive turbine production.
1963 Produced the plant's first gas turbine.
1964 The Works was split off from Kobe Shipyard & Machinery Works to become the Takasago Machinery Works.
1969 Manufactured the works' first set of nuclear turbines.
1984 Built a gas turbine combined cycle power plant in the Higashi Niigata Thermal Power Plant of Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc.
1986 Developed the 1,250°C class gas turbine (MF-111).
1992 Launched verification test of 1,350°C class M701F.
1997 Built a gas turbine combined cycle power plant for verification testing. Began demonstrating the operation of a 1,500°C class gas turbine (M501G).
1999 Launched full load verification test of the world's first steam cooled gas turbine (M501H).
2001 Mitsubishi Power Systems America, Inc. ("MPSA") was established in the United States.
2004 Began commercial operation of the 300MW M701F BFG firing combined cycle plant at the Kimitsu Cooperative Thermal Power Plant.
2005 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Dongfang Gas Turbine (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd. was established in China.
2007 Achieved commercial operation of the M701DA air blown integrated coal gasification combined cycle plant at the Nakoso Thermal Power Plant. Began commercial operation of the M701G2 gas turbine combined cycle power plant at the Kawasaki Thermal Power Plant of Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc.
2008 Established the Technical Skill Education Center at the Takasago Machinery Works.
2009 Developed a turbine inlet temperature 1,600°C class J-series gas turbine and progressed to commercialization. Shipped its 500th gas turbine. Built a specialized shop for nuclear turbines at the Takasago Machinery Works.
2011 MPSA built the Savannah Machinery Works, a U.S. facility that manufactures gas turbines, turbine components, and services and repairs gas and steam turbines. EGAT Diamond Service Co., Ltd. built a gas turbine high temperature parts repair plant in Thailand.
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. Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems' Takasago Works was formed as a result.

Address

Address 2-1-1, Shinhama, Arai-cho, Takasago City, Hyogo, 676-8686, Japan
Phone +81-79-445-6125
Directions
From an Airport
[From the Airport to Kobe Sannomiya]
  • From Kansai International Airport
    • About 65 minutes by Limousine Bus bound for Kobe Sannomiya
  • From Itami Airport (Osaka)
    • About 40 minutes by Limousine Bus bound for Kobe Sannomiya
  • From Kobe Airport
    • Take the Port Liner from Kobe Airport Station to Sannomiya Station (about 18 minutes)
[From Kobe Sannomiya to the nearest station]
Sannomiya Station (JR) > Akashi Station (JR) > Sanyo Akashi Station (Sanyo Electric Railway) > Get off at Takasago Station or Arai Station (Sanyo Electric Railway) (entire trip about 50 minutes)
By Train or Taxi
  • By Sanyo Electric Railway and on foot
    • Get off at Arai Station and walk for about 5 minutes to reach the front gate.
  • By Sanyo Electric Railway and taxi
    • Get off at Takasago Station and take a taxi for about 5 minutes to reach the front gate.
  • By JR and taxi
    • Get off at Himeji Station (Shinkansen side) and take a taxi for about 30 minutes to reach the front gate
    • Get off at Kakogawa Station and take a taxi for about 20 minutes to reach the front gate
By Car
Drive southwest from Kakogawa Bypass Kakogawa Nishi Interchange; it takes about 20 minutes to reach the front gate.