Solar Power Generation System Installed at Seafarers’ Training Facility in Philippines


Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” LINE) announced that its overseas subsidiary had installed a solar power generation system on the roof of building named Ocean Breeze (“the Building”) which was constructed in 2018 to strengthen and expand our seafarer’s training facility “K” Line Maritime Academy Philippines (“KLMA”) in Pasay, Metro Manila. Such system will cover the electricity usage of KLMA, which is located adjacent to Ocean Breeze Building.

KLMA is a comprehensive training facility that provides education and training using real equipment not only for Filipino seafarers but also for seafarers of all nationalities on “K” LINE-operated vessels. The facility is equipped with a latest ship handling simulator, an engine room simulator, and a platform that replicates an engine room for hazard simulation training. The Ocean Breeze building was fully furnished in March 2018 with a clinic for seafarers equipped with latest medical equipment and accommodations for 225 trainees and ready to receive 10,000 trainees per year. After the spread of COVID-19, the accommodations were also used as pre-boarding isolation facility and vaccination center. KLMA has been in operation since its predecessor, “K” Line Maritime Training Corporation (KMTC, established in 1993) and will be celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2023.

The region has a mild climate and long hours of sunshine throughout the year, and the Building is located in a sunny seaside area. The system has the capacity to generate more than 150 kWh of electricity required for KLMA’s use.

On December 8th, the handover ceremony for the system was solemnly held with the attendance of Yukikazu Myochin (President) and Kiyotaka Aya (Senior Managing Executive Officer) from “K” LINE, and Sadakatsu Hiramatsu, President of Shimizu Philippines Contractors, Inc. and the handover was successfully completed.

“K” LINE Group will continue its efforts to reduce its negative environmental impact, both at sea and shore.


caption:Mr. Hiroshi Kimura, Owner’s Chief Representative in Manila of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
Mr. Yukikazu Myochin, President of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
Mr. Kiyotaka Aya, Senior Managing Executive Officer of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
Mr. Sadakatsu Hiramatsu, President of Shimizu Philippines Contractors, Inc