Kawasaki Powering your potential



We, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, are a leading comprehensive heavy industrial manufacturer in Japan. Our history spans approximately 140 years since our founding in 1878.

Our business, which began in shipbuilding, has evolved by continuously adapting and incorporating the latest technologies, while inheriting Japanese craftsmanship techniques.
Beyond the globally acclaimed “NINJA” motorcycles, our expertise spans across diverse fields such as high-speed trains, ships, jet engines, industrial precision machinery, robotics, and energy products such as gas turbines and gas engines.
We have harnessed all that we have learned from these technologies, and created one-of-a-kind products that contribute to the good of the planet.



Gas Turbine
Standby Generator Sets

Kawasaki Gas Turbine, cultivated through jet engine technology, is trusted worldwide.

For 50 years, Kawasaki has developed, designed, and maintained jet engines. Kawasaki’s Gas Turbine Standby Generator Sets inherit the technology accumulated from these jet engines. Using state-of-the-art fluid dynamics and analysis techniques, the mechanisms, individual blades and rotors, as well as combustion technology, have been meticulously designed. This allows for high output and efficiency as well as reliability and durability despite its compact size. Moreover, Japan as a country where we experience frequent natural disasters such as typhoons and earthquakes, Kawasaki’s Standby Gas Turbine Generator Sets record is a remarkable 99.9% start-up rate during emergencies, demonstrating its exceptional reliability as an emergency power generator.



Challenges that Data Centers
are facing today

As the digital technology-driven transformation becomes increasingly recognized and commonplace across all industry sectors, demand and its importance in data centers is growing every day. The enhancement of equipment performance and density in data centers, along with the efficient and safe operation of facilities and service provision, are increasingly vital.
As a result, the reliability of the power supply is becoming a critical concern.

Furthermore, companies operating large-scale facilities like offices, factories, and data centers in densely populated urban areas, find that securing the land to construct such facilities and consideration to surrounding environments, such as black smoke from exhaust duct, is becoming more difficult. At the same time, rising land prices are impacting operational costs and are a concern of the investors. Especially for data centers that manage massive amounts of data the need of a substantial power capacity is great.

High reliability

While power supply infrastructure varies by country and region, stable power supply is critical for all data centers. Even in the recent extreme weather events, natural disasters, or any form of human-caused disruptions, uninterrupted operation is expected from data centers operators, where secured and stable power supply is essential.

High performance and efficiency

The overall data volume on internet and cloud is expected to have further increasingly development, due to the spread of future generation AI. And at the same time, implementation of cloud computing services in enterprises, and the spread of smartphones devices, correspondingly, data centers will also see an tremendous increasing trend of data to be handled at data centers, where server density and power consumption will also increase tremendously.
As server density increases, the design of data centers will become more sophisticated and complex, where requiring higher-capacity power supply solutions becomes crucial point.


With rising land prices in urban areas, the feasibility of data centers depends on how effectively limited land can be used. Generators that can reliably supply necessary power in an emergency, while keeping space minimized are becoming important.
Facing these challenges, with it’s compact size, high output, high reliability in startups and favorable frequency characteristics compared to diesel generators, Gas Turbines Generator Sets as an emergency power supply are gaining recognition as an alternative back-up power standard.


of Kawasaki Standby Gas
Turbine Generator Sets

Kawasaki’s emergency gas turbines will resolve the challenges that data centers face, with its’ eight distinctive features.

point 01

Compact Package

Compared to diesel power generation facilities, reduction up to 60% of the space and 50% of the weight can be optimized. This enables installations in limited spaces, such as but not limited to rooftops or on floors underground, allowing for effective use of constrained areas.

Kawasaki 6,000kVA Turbin Generator
point 02

High Power Density

Compared to diesel generators, Kawasaki offers a versatile product lineup capable of output ranging from 1600kW to 4800kW per unit.

point 03

High Startup

Japan, as a country prone to natural disasters, such as earthquakes, our generator sets has recorded high start-up reliability of 99.9%*, ensuring your safety and protection of your important assets.

99.9% Startup Reliability!

The Great East Japan Earthquake(Mar. 11, 2011)

On March 11, 2011, the earthquake with 7.9 on the Richter scale hit the East Japan area, casing a backout that hit about 3 million households in this area. In the area of the blackout, 1034 units out of 1035 successfully worked.

* Due to improper maintenance by its owner.

Kawasaki GPS has proved its high startup reliability with actual performance in the disastrous situations.

* Due to improper maintenance by its owner.

point 04

Low Noise

The gas turbine noise levels compared to the diesel generator, can reduce the noise level to minimum of 55dBA (Standard at 85 dBA). This relatively low noise capability may enable compliance with the local noise regulations and may allow reduced impact on the local environment, especially for urban areas.

point 05

Low Vibration

Reciprocating engines use pistons to convert pressure into rotational motion, causing a considerable amount of vibration. By comparison, gas turbines use the pressure of fuel combustion to rotate the turbine and generate thrust, keeping vibration extremely low. The benefit is smaller foundations and reduced requirements for anti-vibration measures. Therefore, turbines are also advantageous when installed on rooftops or inside buildings.



point 06


Compared to diesel generators, the Gas Turbine does not require cooling water. Also it does not require a load bank testing during annual maintenance operation.

Cooling water
NO dummy
Load bank

point 07

Fuel Variety

A variety of fuels, such as diesel, natural gas, and more can be used. For inquiries about the suitability of specific fuels, please feel free to contact us.

point 08

Market Share

We hold a 90% market share in Standby Gas Turbine Generator sets for data centers in Japan, with a record of installations in nearly 500 locations. We consider these achievements as a testament to the trust we have built with our customers for 50 years.

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Kawasaki Standby Generator Sets

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Case Study

Kawasaki Standby Gas Turbine Protects Large Data Center Supporting Yahoo’s Business

Nobuhito Matsuo

Manager & Kitakyushu
Data Center Manager

Data Center Management & IDC Division, Data Center
Site Operation,
System Management Group
Technology Group / Yahoo Japan Corporation

Yahoo Japan’s massive data center is a key hub for its e-commerce, shopping, and advertising businesses covering the western Japan area. The 13 Kawasaki Gas Turbine GPS 3500 (2,800 kW) has been protecting this critical infrastructure as standby generators for more than 13 years. As a pioneer in gas turbine standby generators, Kawasaki has delivered more than 8,100 units worldwide since the development of the first unit in 1972, and maintains the No. 1 market share of gas turbine generators for data centers in Japan.

When the data center was first designed, Mr. Matsuo compared a gas turbine generator to a reciprocating diesel generator. In the process, it is common for diesel generators to be installed in a dedicated room, but gas turbine generators can be installed outdoors or on a roof because noise reduction measures are more easily achieved without the need for a dedicated room. Since the gas turbine generator is compact and has a large output, the company was able to maximize the space in the data hall because of the smaller footprint of the generators. These advantages were highly valued and are a key reason the gas turbine was selected over the diesel generator.

Yahoo has appreciated the high reliability of the Kawasaki Gas Turbine since the first units were installed in the data center, but the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011 has made Yahoo even more confident in their decision. During the blackout caused by the worst earthquake and tsunami in Japan’s history, 99.9% of Kawasaki gas turbines installed in the affected area started successfully, fulfilling its obligation to supply electricity to important facilities. Mr. Matsuo said, “I do not see any reason to change the Kawasaki gas turbine in future expansion plans.”

Finally, Mr. Matsuo commented, “To keep Yahoo running, the data center must operate without power outages. The Kawasaki gas turbine is an essential tool to achieve that mission.”

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The Product
of Kawasaki Standby
Turbine Generators Sets

Kawasaki Heavy Industries’ Standby Gas Turbine Generator Sets are designed in-house and built upon technology accumulated over the 140-years of our history, and have a legacy of 50 years. The flagship GPS series covers a wide range of output needs of our customers, accommodating larger outputs compared to traditional diesel engines. Our Gas Turbine Generator Sets achieve the current demands of reliability, space efficiency, and high-power density.
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General Conditions:
Ambient: 40degC, Altitude: 150 ASL

Global Network

Kawasaki has a presence in 12 countries around the world, forming a network capable of providing sales,
engineering and maintenance for gas turbines.


  • Japan
  • China
  • Korea
  • Hong Kong
  • USA
  • Vietnam
  • Thailand
  • Taiwan
  • Singapore
  • Philippines
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia


Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd.,
Tokyo Head Office

1-14-5, Kaigan, Minato-ku,Tokyo 105-8315, Japan
Phone: +81-3-3435-2579

Kawasaki Machine Systems, Ltd.

14-5, Kaigan, Minato-ku,Tokyo 105-8315, Japan
Phone: +81-3-3435-2977


Kawasaki Trading Co., Ltd., Ho Chi Minh Office

Room C-15, 25th Floor, Lim Tower, 9-11 Ton Duc Thang Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District.1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Phone: +84 28 3821 0872


Kawasaki Trading Co., Ltd., Manila Office

Room 817 Peninsula Court Bldg., 8735 Paseo de Roxas corner Makati Avenue Makati City 1226, The Philippines
Phone: +63-2-8869-0947



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Kawasaki Heavy Industries Management (Shanghai), Ltd.

10F, Chong Hing Finance Center, 288 Nanjing Road West, HuangpuDistrict, Shanghai, 200003 China
Phone: +86-21-3366-3100

Kawasaki Energy System Solutions (Shandong) Ltd.

Room601 Bincheng Fund BLDG No5618 Taixiang Street Hanting District Weifang Shandong China


Kawasaki Heavy Industries (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

28th FL, Sathorn Square Office Tower, 98 North Sathorn Road Silom, Bangrak Bangkok 10500, Thailand.


Kawasaki Gas Turbine Asia Sdn.Bhd.- Jakarta Representative Office

Sahid Sudirman Center Building Lantai 45 D & H, Jl. Jendral Surdirman No. 86 Kelurahan Karet Tengasin, Kacamatan Tanah Abang, Jakarta Pusat 10220 Indonesia.
Phone: +62-21508-15125


Kawasaki Machine Systems, Ltd. Korea Branch

#1217 Yeoksam-dong Samsung Cheil B/D,Teheran-ro 309, Gangnam-gu,Seoul,06151,Korea
Phone: +82-2-527-2201


Kawasaki Trading Co., Ltd., Kaohsiung Office

Room A1, 4th Floor, 6 Swei 3rd Road, LingyaChiu, Kaohsiung 802, Taiwan
Phone: +886-7-330-0937


Kawasaki Gas Turbine Asia Sdn.Bhd.

No. 12A, Jalan Tiang U8/92, Seksyen U8, Bukit Jelutong Industrial Park, 40150 Shah Alam, Selangor Malaysia.
Phone: +60-3-7846-2882

Hong Kong

Kawasaki Trading Co., Ltd., Hong Kong Office

UnitB, 20th Floor, Redana Centre, 25 Yiu Wa Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Phone: +852-2812-0004


Kawasaki Trading Co., Ltd., Singapore Office

6 Battery Road, #17-02, Singapore 049909
Phone: +65-6225-5133


Kawasaki Heavy Industries (USA), Inc.

60 East 42nd Street, Suite 2001, New York, NY 10165
U.S.A.Phone: +1-917-475-1195