The fulcrum of the Global Environment Business Development Group is the infrastructure business, namely power generation and comprehensive water services. This business has a direct connection with the quality of people's lives. Along with this core business, we are working on renewable energy and emissions reduction businesses, which help prevent global warming and ensure energy security. Another business we are involved in is manufacturing large-capacity lithium-ion batteries, which are vital for the uptake of eco-friendly vehicles and electricity storage.
In order to help realize a sustainable society, I believe that above all it is extremely important to develop frameworks, systems and technologies necessary to enable more people to live with fewer resources. These frameworks, systems and technologies must be developed with a long-term perspective, taking the environment into account.
With this recognition, the Global Environment Business Development Group will endeavor to create a sustainable society through businesses in high-growth industries that have significant benefits for society. At the same time, we aim to create a long-term, stable earnings platform and achieve higher corporate value.
ACCIONA Termosolar is a concentrated solar power (CSP) business in Spain that is operated as a joint venture with Spanish company ACCIONA, one of the world's leading integrated renewable energy enterprises.
ACCIONA Termosolar owns 4 CSP plants in southern Spain. Together, the 4 plants produce 200,000 kilowatts of electricity per year.
DIAMOND GENERATING ASIA, LIMITED (DGA) is a power business company established in Hong Kong in 2009 with 100% investment by MC. Owning power generation assets of approximately 1,100 MW, DGA develops, constructs, operates and maintains power generation projects. In Thailand, DGA has invested in a large-scale photovoltaic solar plant, which is under construction (pictured).
Lithium Energy Japan (LEJ) began mass producing large-capacity lithium-ion batteries in the year ended March 2010.
LEJ is a joint venture with GS Yuasa International and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC). It is currently constructing a new plant (pictured) in Ritto City, Shiga Prefecture, to meet demand stemming from the uptake of electric vehicles and electricity storage, among other applications.
TRILITY Pty Ltd, a water business company that is 59% owned by MC, conducts operations and maintenance management in 14 projects across Australia, including water supply, sewerage and water reuse, seawater desalination, and industrial wastewater processing and recycling. (The Victor Harbor sewerage and water reuse plant)