Welcome Reception, Banquet & Tours

The following welcome reception, banquet and plant tours are planned.
Participation in the banquet and tours needs registration online at
https://amarys-jtb.jp/igtc2011/.

Welcome Reception:
The welcome reception will be held on the evening of November 13 (Sun) at the congress site.

Date:   November 13th (Sun) 18:30 - 20:30
Venue:   Special meeting room in the Osaka International Convention Center
Fee:   Included in the registration fee

Banquet:(click to see detail)
The conference banquet will be held on the evening of November 16 (Wed) at RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka, which is directly connected to the congress venue. For further information, please visit the official website below:

RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka
5-3-68 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0005 Japan
Official Website: http://www.rihga.com/osaka/index.html

Plant tours:(click to see detail)
The following plant tours are planned on Nov. 18 (Fri), 2011.

Plant tour 1:
  1. Senboku LNG Power Plant of Osaka Gas

  2. Sakaiko Power Station of Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc.
Plant tour 2:
  1. Takasago Machinery Works of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, ltd.
  2. Akashi and Seishin Works of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.


Banquet:(detail)

Date: November 16th (Wed)
Fee: 10,000JPY per person

Banquet is held in Rihga Royal Hotel beside Osaka international convention center. A variety of kinds of meals and drinks are offered, including "Sushi", "Takoyaki", etc. Japanese Sake will be offered with small wooden measuring boxes printed IGTC'11 Osaka. The trio of Japanese traditional musical instruments "Koto" will be performed.

Time Schedule of Banquet (Tentative)
19:00 Opening of Banquet
19:00 - 19:15 Opening Address, Greeting & Speech
19:15 - 19:35 "Kagami biraki", entertaining "Sake" & Toast
19:35 - 20:55 Pleasant chat
20:15 - 20:30 Entertainment: Trio of "Koto" by Risa Kataoka and others
20:55 - 21:00 Closing Address
21:00 Closing

banquet room meals and "Sushi"
"Koto" performance

Plant tours:(detail)

Date: November 18th (Fri)
Fee: 7,000JPY per tour per person including lunch and transportation.

Two courses of plant tour (Plant tour 1 and Plant tour 2) are being arranged as shown below. Those who wish to attend are asked to complete the advance registration. Both tours will depart from and come back to Osaka International Convention Center (the Congress site).




Plant tour 1:
  1. Senboku LNG Power Plant of Osaka Gas

  2. Sakaiko Power Station of Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc.
Time Schedule of Plant Tour 1 (Tentative)
8:30 The main entrance near front desk of Osaka International Convention Center
8:30 - 10:00 Travel on a bus
10:00 - 12:00 Senboku LNG Power Plant of Osaka Gas
12:00 - 12:30 Travel on a bus
12:30 - 13:15 Lunch and travel on a bus
13:15 - 14:00 Walking around "Nintoku-ryo Tumulus"
14:10 - 14:15 Travel on a bus
14:15 - 16:15 Sakaiko Power Station of Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc.
16:15 - 17:15 Travel on a bus
17:15 Osaka International Convention Center


1. Senboku LNG Power Plant of Osaka Gas
Osaka Gas is a leading energy supplier with its core natural gas supply business serving 6.7 million customers in the Kansai Region. With its portfolio of diversified energy businesses, Osaka Gas is developing into a multi-energy services provider of natural gas, electricity, LPG, district heating/cooling, and other services.
Senboku Power Plant, having the total generation capacity of 1,109MW, is a major power plant of Osaka Gas, and it is one of the largest generation facilities owned by non-electric utility companies. Senboku Power Plant located in Senboku LNG Terminal, employs highly efficient gas turbine combined cycle plant fueled by natural gas. Senboku Power Plant has been contributing to the society through the operation of the environment-friendly power plant and supply of electricity in a stable and economical manner since Apr. 2009.

2. Sakaiko Power Station of Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc.
Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. is the second largest power utility in Japan. Sakaiko Power Station (output: 2,000 MW) is located on the waterfront area along Osaka Bay in the city of Sakai, Osaka Prefecture. Sakaiko Power Station started operation in 1964. It has been the primary power source in the central Kansai area ever since.
However, for the purpose of further reducing environmental impact and achieving high efficiency, the station was renewed from a conventional thermal generation system to a combined-cycle thermal generation system. The renewal station, which commenced commercial operation in 2010, consists of five sets of single-shaft combined-cycle plants with a power output of 400 MW and uses 1500C-class M501G gas turbines. As a result of the renewal work, the plant thermal efficiency (LHV basis) has been improved from approximately 41% to approximately 58%, and the volume of CO2 emissions has been reduced by approximately 30%.

3. Nintoku-ryo Tumulus

Nintoku-ryo Tumulus is Japan's largest keyhole-shaped Kofun Tumulus.



Plant tour 2:
*Please note that participants taking the Plant Tour 2 are restricted to persons who have no relationship with gas turbine manufacturing company.
  1. Takasago Machinery Works of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, ltd.
  2. Akashi and Seishin Works of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Time Schedule of Plant Tour 2 (Tentative)
8:00 The main entrance near front desk of Osaka International Convention Center
8:15 - 10:00 Travel on a bus
10:00 - 11:30 Takasago Machinery Works of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, ltd.
11:30 - 12:30 Travel on a bus
12:30 - 13:45 Lunch and travel on a bus
13:45 - 14:45 Seishin Works of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
14:45 - 15:30 Travel on a bus
15:30 - 16:30 Akashi Works of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
16:30 - 18:30 Travel on a bus (near Akashi Kaikyo Bridge after sunset)
18:30 Osaka International Convention Center


1. Takasago Machinery Works of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, ltd.

Takasago Machinery Works distinguishes itself by its status as the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) plant dedicated to the manufacture of large rotating machines. Products produced here at Takasago-including gas turbines and steam turbines for thermal and nuclear power plants, water turbines, and pumps that underpin the power infrastructure that makes daily life and industry possible
are well regarded not only in Japan, but also around the world. Especially, gas turbine is a main product in Takasago Machinery Works, which production volume ratio is 66% and its annual production capacity is 8 million kW.

2. Akashi and Seishin Works of Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. provides a wide range of gas turbine products including aircraft engines, marine engines, standby power generator sets and cogeneration systems. Akashi works is began operation in 1940 as a manufacturing plant for aircrafts and now is the center of Kawasaki gas turbines, and it is located in Akashi City where the Japan standard time meridian runs. Seishin works constructed in 1990 and now is the major machinery plant for civil aviation engines, and it is located six miles to the north of Akashi works.

Akashi Works Seishin Works

3. Akashi Kaikyo Bridge