Selection of Geothermal Project in the Matsuo-Hachimantai Area of Iwate Prefecture for Liability Guarantee

Feb. 27, 2017

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Mitsui & Co., Ltd. ("Mitsui", Head Office: Tokyo, President and CEO: Tatsuo Yasunaga) is engaged in a geothermal resource exploration project in the Matsuo-Hachimantai area of Iwate Prefecture through Iwate Geothermal Power Co., Ltd. ("Iwate Geothermal", Head Office: Hachimantai City, Iwate Prefecture, President and CEO: Motohisa Mizuta), in which Mitsui Oil Exploration Co., Ltd. ("MOECO", in which Mitsui holds a 74.261% stake, Head Office: Tokyo, President & CEO: Mitsuo Hidaka) holds a 28.86% stake. This project has now been selected for a liability guarantee by Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC), which covers finance raised for future development activities.

As a result of this decision, MOECO will proceed with this project toward the commercialization of a 7,000 kW geothermal power generation scheme in collaboration with the other shareholders of Iwate Geothermal.

Reference 1: Shareholders of Iwate Geothermal

Company name Shareholding
MOECO 28.86%
JFE Engineering 28.86%
Japan Metals & Chemicals 14.44%
Geothermal Engineering 14.43%
JOGMEC 13.41%
Total 100.00%

Reference 2: Location of Exploration Project

Reference 2: Location of Exploration Project

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