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MHI Group Receives EcoVadis Silver Rating for Overall Sustainability Second Year In A Row

For the second consecutive year, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has been awarded a Silver rating for overall sustainability from EcoVadis, the independent French platform that regularly assesses corporate supply chains. At a time when pursuit of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has become a global focus of universal concern, EcoVadis gave high marks to MHI Group for its initiatives in promoting sustainability throughout its supply chain in all four criteria categories: Environment, Labor & Human Rights, Ethics, and Sustainable Procurement. In receiving a Silver rating, which is second only to Gold, MHI Group places within the top 24% of all companies evaluated by EcoVadis. Among manufacturers of general-purpose machinery, the rating puts MHI Group in the upper 16%. EcoVadis, working through its cloud-based platform, provides buyer companies with evaluative data pertaining to suppliers’ SDGs initiatives. To date, it has evaluated more than 45,000 companies worldwide. Through the years, MHI…

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MHI Group Invests in HydrogenPro, Contributing to Creation of a Sustainable Society

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has made a financial investment in HydrogenPro AS of Norway, a company engaged in the development and manufacture of electrolysers, devices that produce hydrogen by the process of water electrolysis. MHI subscribed to newly issued shares placed by HydrogenPro in an initial public offering (IPO) undertaken to fund expansion of its business operations. MHI already provides various decarbonisation technologies that allow for a realistic path towards net-zero and will form the strategic partnership with HydrogenPro to further expand its portfolio and provide green hydrogen production plants to the market going forward. HydrogenPro was established in 2013 based in the Norwegian city of Porsgrunn, Telemark County. The history of water electrolysis technology traces back to 1927, when a fertilizer and heavy water plant employing water electrolysis technology was launched in Telemark by Norsk Hydro, a Norwegian state owned conglomerate. HydrogenPro has already developed a 9 megawatt…

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Below the Surface of Singapore Lies the Future of Keeping Cool

When you flick the switch on a typical air conditioning unit, you’re setting off a process that hasn’t traditionally boasted green credentials. Conventional cooling devices account for as much as 10% of all global greenhouse gas emissions, according to the World Bank. It predicts that, if left unchecked, emissions from cooling will double by 2030. Cooling’s potential impact on the environment grows even starker over the longer term, as temperatures in cities that we currently regard as extreme potentially become the norm within 30 years. This will mean a global increase in demand, and in regions not normally associated with air conditioning, such as northern Europe. However, the International Energy Agency (IEA) predicts that the majority of demand growth will come from emerging economies, particularly in Southeast Asia. The region, where currently only 15% of the population has access to air conditioning, is predicted to see “skyrocketing” sales of units over the next 20 years.…

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MHI Group Joins IP Open Access Declaration Against COVID-19

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group, in agreement with the purport of the “Open COVID-19 Declaration” pertaining to intellectual property rights in the context of the global COVID-19 pandemic, has formally announced its participation in the Declaration. The Declaration’s overarching purpose is to support initiatives underway to stop the global spread of the novel coronavirus. By participating in the Open COVID-19 Declaration, MHI Group agrees, within a specified time frame and without seeking any compensation, not to assert any patent, utility model, design or copyright in its possession against any activities whose sole purpose is stopping the spread of COVID-19, including diagnosis, prevention, containment and treatment. Currently, in a concerted quest to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and bring the pandemic to an end, industrial, governmental and academic resources are being coordinated to develop and manufacture therapeutic drugs, vaccines, medical equipment and products to prevent the virus contagion. The Open COVID-19 Declaration…

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The Power of Kaizen

THE POWER OF KAIZEN The Japanese philosophy of kaizen, which encapsulates a culture of constant improvement, is a powerful force in the business world. Kaizen asks employees to question what they are doing in order to find new and better ways of doing things. It could mean creating a component using fewer materials, changing a production layout to boost efficiency, or finding a new approach to solving a challenge. Small changes add up to big gains. And these result in a faster, leaner and more efficient world of shorter production times, lower inventory levels and reduced costs. In today’s fast-changing world, manufacturers in every industry need to adopt a mindset that enables them to react quickly, intelligently and creatively to an evolving market. This is kaizen at work. This short video explores the spirit of kaizen and explains just why it is so good for business.    To read…

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MHI Thermal Systems to Relocate to Central Tokyo’s Marunouchi Business District

MHI Thermal Systems to Relocate to Central Tokyo’s Marunouchi Business District Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd. is proud to announce that is has just moved its headquarters to central Tokyo’s Marunouchi business district. The new location is in the Marunouchi Nijubashi Bldg., where Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) relocated its Global Headquarters in January 2019. Business operations at the new site will begin on August 19, 2019. In tandem with moving to the Marunouchi area as an MHI Group member, MHI Thermal Systems will progressively undertake reforms and create new value in response to changes in the social environment. In doing so, the Company will continue to take up the challenges of tomorrow, aiming to be a presence always needed by society. New Address: 2-3 Marunouchi 3-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8332, Japan (Marunouchi Nijubashi Bldg.) To read the full article, please click here.

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A’ Design Gold Award for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries FDTC Series

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries receives gold award for compact cassette Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Europe has been awarded the prestigious Golden A’ Design Award for the Engineering and Technical Design Category in 2018-2019. The FDTC compact cassette, a unique design created by the German design house, Zweigrad GmbH and Co. KG, provides dynamic cooling and heating for numerous applications. With lower running costs and energy expenditure, the attractive draft prevention panel offers increased comfort for end users. Advanced engineering and new design features ensure flexibility and satisfaction is felt especially within office, retail and leisure environments. This great honour recognises our position at the forefront of the air conditioning market, and comes soon after the award winning SRK-ZSX unit which won the Silver A’ Design Award in 2017-2018. Ryoichi Kariya (Managing Director of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Europe, Ltd.) “We are extremely honored that our FDTC cassette unit has been favorably recognized with…

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Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation Introduces the Mitsubishi SpaceJet Family of Aircraft

Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation Introduces the Mitsubishi SpaceJet Family of Aircraft Today, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation officially announced its Mitsubishi SpaceJet family of aircraft. SpaceJet is the commercial name for the product family that includes the SpaceJet M90 (previously known by the developmental designation of MRJ90) and a new member, the SpaceJet M100, a new standard in regional air travel. The Mitsubishi SpaceJet family of aircraft is designed to address demand in the underserved regional jet market by delivering ultimate comfort for passengers and unmatched aircraft performance with more profit potential for airlines. “The Mitsubishi SpaceJet family represents our plan to redefine the business of regional air travel,” said Hisakazu Mizutani, President, Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation. “This is a commercial segment where we see great opportunity. As we prepare for entry-into-service for the SpaceJet M90, we are also announcing the SpaceJet M100 – the result of our research and development during the past…

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Christening Ceremony for Next-Generation LNG Carrier

Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Holds Christening Ceremony for Next-Generation LNG Carrier “NOHSHU MARU” Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co., Ltd., a Group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) based in Yokohama, held a christening ceremony today for a next-generation LNG (liquefied natural gas) carrier under construction for TRANS PACIFIC SHIPPING 5 LTD. The new ship, named NOHSHU MARU, is the fourth vessel of the latest model “Sayaringo STaGE” type, featuring significant improvements in both LNG carrying capacity and fuel performance.This is an environment-friendly, economically superior design, which achieves a further reduction in fuel cost while minimizing CO2 emissions. Technical details – Nohshu Maru • Length: 297.5m • Breadth: 48.94m • Draft: 12.9m • LNG tank: MOSS independent stretched spherical type tank system (with continuous tank cover) • Deadweight tonnage: 149,367 tons • Tank capacity: About 177,300m3 – Actual loading capacity in total LNG tank capacity 180,000m3 • Main engine: Reheating system steam turbine, electric…

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