Kure Works

Contributing to Society through Energy and Environmental Technologies

Kure Works was established in 1959 as a boiler manufacturer, that provides energy and environmental conservation solutions, including but not limited to: thermal power generation boilers, flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems and selective catalyst reduction (SCR) systems. Currently, new technologies related to integrated coal gasification combined cycle (IGCC), low-grade coal combustion and CO2 capture are in development.

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    • Area

      246,451 square meters (site)

      81,050 square meters (building)

    • International Certifications

      ISO 9001 Quality Management System

      ISO 14001 Environmental Management System

Main Products



1,050MW Coal-Fired Once-Through Boiler

Integrated Coal Gasification Combined Cycle Gasifier


Integrated Coal Gasification Combined Cycle Gasifier

Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD)


FGD (Flue Gas Desulfurization Plant for Coal-Fired Boiler [1,000MW]) Wet Limestone-Gypsum Process

Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR)


Plate Type SCR (Selective Catalytic Redution) Catalyst


1958 The acguisition of former naval arsenal premises through government privatization initiated the construction of the first factory works.
1959 Kure branch factory of Hitachi, Ltd. established.
1961 Kure factory of Hitachi, Ltd. established.
1964 Kure factory became independent as Hitachi Boiler Ltd.
1965 Hitachi Boiler Ltd. and Babcock-Hitachi K.K. merged to form Babcock-Hitachi K.K. (Hitachi 85%, UK B&W 15%)
1987 Hitachi financing increased to 100%. Akitsu Plant established.
1989 Philippines factory (currently Mitsubishi Power (Philippines) Inc.) established.
1999 Kure factory renamed Kure Works.
2011 China Catalyst Works (currently Mitsubishi Power (Hangzhou) Environmental Equipment Co., Ltd.) established.
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 and Babcock-Hitachi K.K. merged to form Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems' Kure Works.
2020 Established Mitsubishi Power, Ltd.
Mitsubishi Power's Kure Works was formed as a result.


Kure Area (First Plant)

Address 6-9, Takara-machi, Kure City, Hiroshima, 737-8508, Japan
Phone +81-823-21-1161
  • By Train

    Take the JR Kure Line to Kure Station (about 4 minutes' walk)

  • By Bus

    About 60 minutes by bus from Hiroshima Airport to Kure Station

Kure Area (Second Plant)

Address 10-1, Shouwa-machi, Kure City, Hiroshima, 737-0027, Japan
Phone +81-823-21-7236
  • By Train / Taxi

    About 10 minutes by taxi from Kure Station on the JR Kure Line

Akitsu Area

Address 3300, Kazahaya, Akitsu-cho, Higashihiroshima City, Hiroshima, 739-2403, Japan
Phone +81-846-45-4225
  • By Train / Taxi

    About 4 minutes by taxi from Akitsu Station on the JR Kure Line

    About 20 minutes by taxi from Higashi-Hiroshima Station on the Sanyo Shinkansen Line

    About 40 minutes by taxi from Hiroshima Airport