Mitsubishi Power agress with ANRPC on hydrogen fuel conversion
The addition of hydrogen, considered to be the fuel of the future to ANRPC’s fuel mix, will deliver the flexibility they need to support them in achieving cost efficiencies.
Mitsubishi Power signed a full turnkey contract with leading Egyptian O&G Company Alexandria National Refining & Petrochemicals Company (ANRPC) to provide advanced hydrogen fuel conversion technology solutions, supporting the company in decarbonization goals.
The solution will be installed at the ARNPC refinery plant in Alexandria, which provides 30% of Egypt’s gasoline supply for domestic consumption.
Under the terms of the contract, Mitsubishi Power will be responsible for the design, engineering, procurement, construction, and commissioning of fuel conversion solutions for the existing 100 tonnes/hour boiler, enabling it to fire up to 100% hydrogen by the end of 2023. This includes installing state-of-the-art hydrogen burner technology and advanced control solution to ensure efficient and safe operations.
Salah Gaber, Chairman & CEO of ANRPC, said, “We are thrilled to partner with world technology leader Mitsubishi Power on innovative fuel conversion solutions that will help us to achieve our commercial goals while reducing our carbon footprint by 22,000 tons annually. Modernizing existing conventional boilers by enabling fuel conversion is a practical and important milestone to enable Egypt to deliver on its ambitious energy efficiency and decarbonization goals under the national Integrated Sustainable Energy Strategy.”
Falk Hoffmeister, Head of Service at Mitsubishi Power Europe GmbH, said, “We are proud to partner with Egypt’s leading O&G refinery ANRPC, providing them with our groundbreaking hydrogen fuel conversion technology solutions, which will enable ANRPC to lower its CO2 emissions.”
Khalid Salem, President, Middle East and North Africa at Mitsubishi Power said, “In the lead up to COP27, the ANRPC project is especially significant as it reflects Egypt’s commitment to the development of a national hydrogen industry.”
ANRPC, which was established in 1999, is the leading refining company in Egypt working under the umbrella of Egyptian general petroleum corporation (EGPC). Mitsubishi Power’s hydrogen firing technology enables thermal power systems owners to decarbonize their existing plants with minimal modifications.