Long before year 2010, IOI Acidchem had been exploring the possibility of applying Cogeneration system at its plant as a way to improve plant’s overall efficiency and reduce operation cost simultaneously, besides replacing the aging boiler and other aging infrastructures. The time is finally ripe during year 2014, when gas supply to plant eventually stabilized paired with the introduction of Green Investment Tax Allowance (GITA) by Malaysian Government under provision of Budget 2014, which identifies Green Technology as one of the drivers of nation’s future economy.
Knowing that Kawasaki has always been at the forefront in promoting reliable Cogeneration system, more so after the establishment of Kawasaki Gas Turbine Asia (KGA) in year 2005. IOI Acidchem has chosen Kawasaki Gas Turbine Generator GPB80D for its Cogeneration system, marks the first Gas Turbine Cogeneration system operates in Malaysian Oleochemicals industry.
The Cogeneration system in IOI Acidchem runs parallel with the grid equipped with supplementary burner to generate additional steam, hot standby package boiler as back-up. This Cogeneration can achieve up to 93% total efficiency, not only it has helped IOI Acidchem saved up to RM 8 million annually, it has also improved overall plant reliability and has reduced CO2 emission substantially, it has safeguarded the benefit of our environment.