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Kawasaki Heavy Industries Revs Up for Green: Announces First-Ever Transition Bond for Hydrogen Powerhouse

17 Jan 2024

Move over, gas guzzlers, there's a new sheriff in town – and it runs on clean hydrogen! Japanese industrial giant Kawasaki Heavy Industries is throwing its weight behind the green revolution with a ¥10 billion bond issuance dedicated to developing groundbreaking hydrogen tech. Think futuristic fuel tankers, super-efficient storage tanks, and even hydrogen-powered turbines humming away, generating clean electricity.

This ain't your average bond, folks. This is a transition bond, paving the way for a smoother shift towards a carbon-neutral future. Every penny raised will be poured into projects that make hydrogen the new king of energy, not just at Kawasaki, but for its customers around the world.

"Clean transport, clean storage, clean energy – it's all on the menu," says Kawasaki, outlining its ambitions. Liquefied hydrogen carriers will glide across oceans, delivering this green fuel to thirsty corners of the globe. Storage tanks built for the future will keep it safe and sound, ready to power homes and industries alike. And those hydrogen turbines? They'll be whispering sweet nothings of clean electricity generation, ditching dirty fossil fuels for good.

But this isn't just about Kawasaki going green. It's about sharing the love. By providing these cutting-edge hydrogen solutions, they're helping their customers join the clean energy party. Everyone wins – cleaner air, happier skies, and a giant leap towards a sustainable future.


Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Bond term

5 years

Issuance amount

¥10 billion

Purpose for funds

Usage in projects related to clean energy utilization of hydrogen, as well as clean transport and storage of hydrogen (planned)

Issuance period

February 2024 (planned)


Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd., SMBC Nikko Securities Inc., Nomura Securities Co., Ltd., Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd.

Structuring Agent

Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.

So, buckle up, the hydrogen highway is open! Kawasaki Heavy Industries is leading the charge, and this bond issuance is just the beginning. Keep your eyes peeled for clean tech marvels rolling out of their labs, powered by the fuel of the future. The green revolution is here, and it's fueled by innovation, collaboration, and a whole lot of hydrogen!

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