Gas Malaysia Energy Advance Sdn. Bhd. (GMEA) is a joint venture between Tokyo Gas Engineering Solutions Corporation and Gas Malaysia Berhad which is the largest natural gas distributor in the South East Asian country.
GMEA currently provides all the phases of the energy service to Toray Group (Malaysia) including system design, construction, fuel procurement and facility maintenance with the potential joint energy supply option from the facility to other customers nearby. GMEA has installed a 32-MW class gas turbine cogeneration system (two 16-MW turbines with reheating boilers) in the premises borrowed from Toray Group (Malaysia) to provide electricity and steam by using natural gas procured from Gas Malaysia . GMEA contributes to providing energy solutions to customers helping to develop businesses in Malaysia, and to build local energy infrastructure, by making use of our total energy business technology and know-how.
TGES America Ltd. was incorporated in February 2015, as the subsidiary of Tokyo Gas Engineering Solutions Corporation. TGES America was established to serve the needs of corporate customers and offers the same quality services that TGES has been providing in Japan.
TGES America offers energy services, under which we own utility facilities and provide electricity, steam and other forms of utility that customers need for their manufacturing and productions. TGES America can also serve as an EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) provider, on top of operation and maintenance services that we offer for energy services.
Currently, TGES America employees work at the main office as well as at a utility facility that the company owns and operates to serve for the Toray factory in South Carolina..
Konica Minolta Supplies manufacturing's Tatsuno Plant makes next-generation printer toner located in Nagano Prefecture. We designed, built, own and operate all of the plant's utilities, providing electricity, steam, chilled water, compressed air and pure water (processed from wells). Combined heat and power, receiving power facilities, boiler, chiller, air compressor and pure water production are installed to the plant.
When building a new plant, the company needed not only electricity, heat and cooling, but also compressed air and pure water services.
In response to the request, we brought in our comprehensive utility services, providing all of the plant’s utilities. For natural gas supplies, an LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) satellite facility was built. Trucks deliver the fuel, filing up tanks where it is conveyed to gas for use. Outsourcing of the planning, operation and maintenance enables the plant to concentrate on its business.
Fujifilm, one of the leading manufacturers of photographic film and film cameras in the world, has a factory in Ashigara. The factory has adopted our comprehensive utility service since 2009 to further save energy and cost. When converting energy source from oil to natural gas, TGES has built boilers in the factory and is currently under operation. The broilers offers operation and maintenance services of boilers and steam turbine on site at the factory.
This project is our first challenge to provide the existing plant with comprehensive energy services based around boilers with the largest capacity and thereby one of our monumental projects. As Fujifilm Ashigara Factory outsources daily operation, maintenance and initial troubleshooting of the facilities, our engineers are working on site, and the plant is jointly operated by Fujifilm and TGES for skill and knowledge transfer.
Toppan Package Products Gunma-prefecture plant produces flexible packaging materials. In order to achieve clean production environment and advanced quality control system at the plant, Toppan Package Products selected TGES to handle planning, engineering, construction and maintenance of high-efficiency combined heat and power systems including gas engine and VOC* recovery gas turbine, and chillers. TGES has been providing gas, electricity, steam, compressed air and chilled water.
*Volatile Organic Compounds are organic compounds that easily become vapors or gas.
Combination of high-efficiency gas engine and VOC recovery gas turbine enables reduction of fuel consumption. The plant achieved the reduction of approximately 25% of fuel consumption and 80% of the electricity peak demand. Using the unutilized VOC as the fuel for our gas turbine combined heat and power system, it is possible to reduce the natural gas consumption up to 40% from the original amount. In addition, by installing the gas engine with blackout start function and isolated operation function, we provide a system fully capable of supplying uninterrupted electricity and steam to customer even if power outage, lightning or other emergency situation occur. While Toppan Package Products manages daily operation and initial troubleshooting on site, TGES offers remote monitoring and maintenance services for further stabilization of the plant operation.
Saint Marianna University medical school has introduced ESCO service as to cut costs and save energy. The ESCO project for the campus was launched in 2008, when the university was upgrading the campus environment for its 35th anniversary. We established an energy center, installing combined heat and power system, waste-heat recovery gas absorption chillers, boilers, and turbo chillers.
Saint Marianna University was looking to save energy and cut costs, as its existing energy facility suffered from aged deterioration after 15 years of use. TGES was selected by Saint Marianna University for the engineering, procurement, construction and operation of high-efficiency combined heat and power at the energy center which supplies comprehensive utilities to multiple facilities/buildings on the campus. This ESCO project is expected to reduce primary energy consumption by 14% and CO2 by 24%. The school's educational buildings, hospital and all other facilities now put energy to good use.
Osaki Citizen Hospital, located in the northern part of Miyagi Prefecture, is the flagship hospital. TGES provides comprehensive energy services including installation and management of combined heat and power, chiller and boiler, and operation of photovoltaic solar panels and biomass (wood pellet) boiler which are the assets of the hospital. This project greatly contributes to energy saving and CO2 reduction as well as promotion of local clean energy.
Since the Great East Earthquake did the hospital great damage, the Osaki citizen hospital is looking to improve the medical function but also to integrate energy-saving and disaster prevention. The hospital needs a committed partner to outsource the management of utility operation including emergency response and reduce energy consumption as well. TGES answered the hospital's call and has been providing reliable services since 2016. For further stable energy supply and high-efficiency operation, LCEM*1 and BEMS*2, which enable appropriate maintenance and management and analysis of operational data, were introduced.
*1: LCEM(Life Cycle Energy Management) provides the optimization of energy supply and consumption to reduce CO2 emission and operation costs in each phase of facility life cycle (design, construction, service process etc.)
*2: BEMS(Building Energy Management System) provides the optimization of energy supply and consumption to reduce CO2 emission and building operation costs
This Project is our first attempt that our clients work with a company and plant from a different industry to promote energy conservation and CO2 emissions reduction through the provision of steam. By supplying J-Oil Mills with much-needed steam for heat from the combined heat and power system in Nissan's plant, the maximum potential of the combined heat and power system can be realized.
When installing additional combined heat and power systems in Nissan's plant, it was revealed that the steam generated by combined heat and power systems created more waste heat than could be fully used. On the other hand, J-Oil Mills was seeking to reduce the steam cost and energy conservation. In order to fulfill those two needs, TGES commenced with the construction of water and steam supply pipelines from Nissan to J-Oil Mills. Through the provision of steam, the partners expect approximately 3% lower energy use (converts to 1,400kL of crude oil/year) and about 6% fewer CO2 emissions (5,700t - CO2/year) annually. This project was awarded Energy Conservation Grand Prize* given by the Energy Conservation Center, Japan with support from the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry in 2016.
*:Those activities or products are also publicized and introduced at energy conservation conventions or by the publication of excellent case examples to be used as hints for practical energy conservation activities.