Keppel, MHI and DNV to explore ammonia-fired gas turbine in Singapore
Ammonia is a potential key component to building a hydrogen society.
Keppel New Energy Pte Ltd, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and DNV announced a strategic collaboration to explore the feasibility and implementation of an ammonia-fired gas turbine on Jurong Island, Singapore.
The MoU will see the three companies work together to perform a high-level Quantitative Risk Assessment to explore the use of 100% ammonia as a fuel for a gas turbine or combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) – for the potential development of an Ammonia Power Plant.
Under the MoU, Keppel will study the feasibility of ammonia fuelled power plant, while MHI, with support from its power solutions brand, Mitsubishi Power, will develop an ammonia-fired gas turbine that produces carbon-neutral power to pursue the expansion of the ammonia fuel supply chain in Singapore. Alongside this, DNV will lend its assurance and risk management expertise to prepare and present a QRA analysis on the project.
The MoU aims to draw up robust assessment guidelines to ensure the safety and sustainability of ammonia as a clean fuel while maintaining high efficiency and low NOx emissions for use in a gas turbine system for power generation.
This agreement follows an announcement in August 2022 that Keppel Energy will develop Singapore’s first hydrogen-ready power plant in the Sakra sector of Jurong Island, constructed by a consortium comprising Mitsubishi Power Asia Pacific and Jurong Engineering.
A long-term service (LTS) contract for major turbine maintenance was also awarded to Mitsubishi Power. Keppel New Energy additionally signed an MoU with MHI to conduct a feasibility study on developing a 100% ammonia-fueled power plant on a selected site in Singapore.
Takao Tsukui, General Manager at MHI, said, “This MoU demonstrates our continued dedication to pursue cutting-edge solutions that can support the growing demand for electricity while transitioning towards a more sustainable energy future in Asia Pacific.”
Brice Le Gallo, VP at DNV, added, This MoU offers us an exciting opportunity to share our extensive industry experience to support this important contribution to Singapore’s net zero and energy transition goals.”