Jurong Port, Mitsubishi Heavy, Jera plan ammonia power plant
Singapore’s Jurong Port, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI), and Jera have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to jointly develop a 100% ammonia direct combustion power plant on Jurong Island, they said on August 19.
Under the MoU, a joint study will be conducted, where a 60 MW class gas turbine combined cycle plant fuelled by 100% ammonia is planned to be set up to produce carbon-neutral electricity, as well as stimulate ammonia demand to be ready for ammonia bunkering in future.
This MoU builds upon an initial agreement between Jurong Port and MHI signed in August last year for a pre-feasibility study on ammonia direct combustion technology for green power generation, which was concluded successfully in March this year.
In February this year, the Singapore government raised its climate ambition to achieve net-zero CO2 emissions by or around 2050.
The companies said they will contribute to achieving net-zero CO2 emissions in Singapore by leveraging their technology, resources and expertise.