New Combustor Center to be established within Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works
Plant will serve as Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Aero Engines' Nagasaki Works; construction to be completed in July 2020.
September 11, 2019
By PLA Editor
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has taken the decision to establish a new factory within its Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works to manufacture aero engine parts. MHI is anticipating continued growth of its aero engine business, and in establishing the new facility the Company looks to strengthen its global competitiveness by developing a highly advanced engine parts production line, to grow aero engines into one of MHI Group’s core businesses. Construction is slated to get underway this October, with initial production targeted to start in 2020 and be incrementally expanded thereafter.
The new factory will be constructed as the Nagasaki Works of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Aero Engines, Ltd. (MHIAEL), an aero engine business arm of MHI Group. It will be located at the former site of the Propeller Factory (Ship Propeller Factory) adjacent to the Nagasaki Shipyard Museum (former Pattern Shop), a World Heritage Site. MHIAEL will play a part in the redevelopment of the Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works area, aiming to be a plant that inherits the history of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. “From the Past – To the Present – To the Future”.
The new factory will be built equipped with a fully integrated production line from material receiving to machining and assembly for combustor parts.