Study tour to Kitakyushu
Kitakyushu is the best place for Study tour
Where to visit
Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal / Yawata Works
|Japan’s first modern steel making company established in
Kitakyushu in 1901. Now, becoming the best steel maker
with World-leading capabiities. Process of steel making
can be learned to visit Blast Furnace and Hot rolling mill plants.
World-leading motor and industrial robots manufacturing company established
in Kitakyushu in 1915. The robots are heavy duty industrial robots used in
welding, packing, assembly, painting and other activities.
The world’s largest toilet manufacturer established in Kitakyushu in 1917.
that features an integrated bidet. The sanitary ware manufacturing factory
and TOTO Museum can be visited
The roots of NISSAN is Tobata Casting funded in Kitakyushu in 1911.
X-TRAIL ROGUE, SERENA and MURANO are being manufactured.
●Environmental companies and facilities
Eco Town Center
|Eco Project information center that supports the Eco-town.
It introduces initiatives and activities implemented in Eco-town
to encourage people to proactively used the facility for
such activities as environmental study sessions and interaction
Zero Emission Transportation System
| The Electric bus driven by the electricity generated by a solar
power generation, therefor no global warming gases emitted from
the bus. Operation of the system is commenced in 2015.
The solar power generation plant, the power charging equipment
and Electric bus can be observed.
|Japan’s largest Biotope, the Pradise of creatures made over
the year in the waste disposal site.
237 kind of birds including circus spinouts listed on the Japan’s
endangered species and 284 kind of vegetation have been
confirmed in the Biotope of 41 hectares.
●Power generation plants
|Kyushu’s first thermal power plant used LNG and power
generation capacity is 1,800,000kw.
Generation of electricity process can be learned by
visiting the turbine room, control room and boiler plant.
|The company have been supplying low-cost and reliable
electricity for over 60 years.
And research and development of the environmental
measurement have been conducted. New solar power
generation and wind power generation systems can be learned.
Wind Power Generation
|Japan’s first wind power generation plant constructed at the
coast line facing windy strong Hibikinada sea.
10 wind power genetors line up and total generation capacity
●Waste treatment and recycling companies and facilities
Plastic PET Bottle recycling / Nishi-Nippon PET Recycling
|PET(polyethylene terephthalate) bottles are sorted by
municipalities and recycled into pellets and flakes, which can
be used as raw materials for polyester fibers and egg cartons
Waste paper recycling / Kyushu Seishi
||Refined waste papers is recycled into toilet papers.
Sludge generated during the toilet paper production process
is used to produce a foaming inhibitor used by steel works.
Melting Furnace / Sin-Moji Plant
||The collected waste including metals is melted at over 1,700
degree Celsius in the Melting Furnace and then the melted
slag and metals are discharged. The slag is used as raw
materials for pavement and bricks and the metals are re-used
for other steel products. The process and technology of the
Melting Furnace can be learned.
Food waste recycle / Merry Corporation
||The food waste recycling company that the compost is
being produced from food waste discharged from food
factories, hospitals, restaurants and municipal facilities.
●Water treatment plants and facilities
Hiagari Sewage water treatment plant
|The Plant making fresh water from sea water and sewage water established in 2011.
The desalination process and technology can be leared.
●World Cultural Heritage / Meiji Japan’s Industrial Revolution
The First Head Office of the Imperial Steel Works
||Built in 1899, ahead of production facilities. It is an architectural
fusion of Japanese and European design, a two story red brick
building with bilateral symmetry and a central dome set in a
Japanese tile roof.
The steel-framed repair workshops
||Built in 1900. It was used for the fabrication and assembly of
all parts and the repair of machinery used at the Steel Works.
It is the oldest existing steel-structured building in Japan and,
more than 100 years later, is still a repair shop. The facility
houses its original travelling crane and it is still in use for maintenance work.
The Former Forge Shop
Built in 1900 using designs and steel products from the German steel
manufacturer, GHH for the purpose of manufacturing forgings such
as large scaled spanners, chisels, hammers and stands for machine
mounting needed for the construction of the steelworks.
The Onga River Pumping Station
| Built in 1910 on the east bank of the Onga River.
It served, and still serves, to deliver industrial water to Yawata
via an 11.4 km pipeline. This supply is integral to the steel
production process and was necessary to cope with the 1st
phase expansion of the Imperial Steel Works.
Minami Kawachi Bridge
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