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Kansai Electric Power stop construction of power plant

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Molly Cooper

Journalist at Tank Storage Magazine.

Kansai Electric Power has opted against the construction of a proposed liquefied natural gas-fired power plant situated southwest of Osaka, Japan.

Outline of workers on a siteThe company has chosen to reallocate its resources towards initiatives focusing on hydrogen, nuclear power, and alternative energy sources with the aim of minimising carbon emissions.

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Originally scheduled to commence operations as early as 2033, the abandoned project has prompted Kansai Electric to anticipate significant extraordinary losses for the fiscal year concluding in March. These losses are attributed to the expenses incurred during preliminary surveys and related activities, with total charges potentially amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars.

The company will undertake additional efforts to prepare the site for alternative business ventures, emphasizing a strategic shift in its energy portfolio and environmental considerations.

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