Research and Development
Know-how for tomorrow's power plant
From CO2 capture and new materials through to power plant simulation on the computer, Hitachi Power Europe is intensively researching and developing new technologies for tomorrow's power plant. Two basic facts lie behind the work of our specialists. One of them is that fossil fuels – and particularly coal – will play a prime role for many years to come in the generation of electricity. The other - viewed against the background of climate change - points to a considerable demand for CO2 reduction technologies.
As a plant constructor and specialist for fossil fuel-fired power plants, Hitachi Power Europe can build on an extensive know-how and a long list of references in research and development. Amongst the projects our experts are developing are new, highly resilient, nickel-based alloy pressure parts for the 700°C power plant and computer simulated power plant operations for service life optimization of individual items of equipment. Moreover, Hitachi Power Europe in association with power plant operators has constructed the first mobile CO2 capture pilot plant, which is to be thoroughly tested.
Our company intensively cooperates with universities, institutes and professional associations so as to research into new technologies for efficient and sustained generation of energy. Hitachi Power Europe is a member of the international research association of Hitachi, Ltd., our parent company.