Establishment of a 100% ammonia direct combustion power plant on Jurong Island eyed
Jurong Port, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries APAC, and Jera Asia will conduct a study on its feasibility.
Jurong Port, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Asia Pacific (MHI-AP), and JERA Asia have signed an agreement to jointly explore the establishment of a 100% ammonia direct combustion power plant on Jurong Island.
Under the memorandum of understanding (MoU), the three parties will set up and study a 60MW class gas turbine combined cycle plant fueled by 100% ammonia.
In August 2021, Jurong Port and MHI-AP also signed a pre-feasibility study on ammonia direct combustion technology for green power generation. The study was concluded in march 2022.
In a joint statement, the three parties said the project is in "alignment with the overall national decarbonization goals, as it aims to utilize ammonia – which can efficiently transport and store hydrogen in a liquid state at low cost – as a fuel to generate carbon-free electricity, and as the main bunkering fuel in future to decarbonize the maritime sector."
“We feel this MoU could help pave the way for encouraging the adoption of hydrogen in Singapore through the aggregation of demand across multiple sectors, mainly the power sector and the maritime sector, thereby addressing the chicken-and-egg conundrum of infrastructure versus demand needs for maritime and domestic power generation. This collaboration is certainly consistent with the spirit of reinforcing Singapore’s premier bunkering hub status – for current, transition and future fuels,” added Ooi Boon Hoe, Chief Executive Officer, Jurong Port.