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Brunei Hydrogen Production &
Hydrogenation Plant

Kawasaki Dehydrogenation Plant

Mitsubishi Corp, NYK and two other companies have created the Advanced Hydrogen Energy Chain Association for Technology Development (AHEAD), and have begun work on the worldfs first global hydrogen supply chain demonstration project.
     The project was designated a subsidized technology development project to establish hydrogen society/technology development for the utilization of large-scale hydrogen energy in 2015 by the National Research and Development Agencyfs New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), and aims to demonstrate the hydrogen supply chain utilizing the organic chemical hydride method.

JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration (Malaysia), the operator of Block SK10 offshore of Sarawak, Malaysia, with a participating interest of 75%, commenced commercial gas production from Layang Field in that block on 28 May, 2017. Layang Field is located approximately 7 kilometers east of the already operational Helang Gas Field in Block SK10. Natural gas produced from Layang Field, together with that from Helang Gas Field, will be pumped through submarine pipelines to the MLNG Tiga Sdn. Bhd. liquefaction plant in Bintulu, Sarawak, which is partly owned by JXTG Nippon Oil & Energy. After liquefaction, the natural gas will be sold as LNG to customers in Japan. The initial production volume of natural gas from Layang Field is estimated to be about 12,000 BOE/D.

An American subsidiary of Mitsubishi Estate, Rockefeller Group International (RGI) has recently set to work on three logistics facility projects. Against the backdrop of fast-increasing demand in e-commerce, the U.S. market for logistics facilities continues to grow and expectations are that the need for well-located facilities will expand. Given this market environment, RGI has started work on constructing the Rockefeller Group Logistics Center in Piscataway, New Jersey, the Optimus Logistics Center in Perris, California, and the Tri-City Industrial Complex in San Bernardino,California.

Optimus Logistics Center Tri-City Industrial Complex

©Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. /JAXA

The Michibiki No. 3 satellite (Quasi-Zenith Satellite System, geostationary orbit) was completed at Mitsubishi Electricfs Kamakura Works outside Tokyo on June 14, 2017. Encapsulated in the H-IIA rocket (H-IIA F35) built by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), it was launched from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) Tanegashima Space Center into space at 14:29 on August 19, 2017 (JST). Michibiki No. 4, built and launched by the same companies, made it into space on October 10, 2017.
     Labelled QZSS in English, the Michibiki series of quazi-zenith satellites is one of Japanfs GPS augmentation satellites intended to improve the accuracy of satellite navigation in urban areas and mountainous regions of Japan.