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Mitsubishi studying ammonia co-firing at Chilean coal plant

  • 3 months ago (2022-12-13)
  • David Flin
Coal 237 Latin America 64

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has signed an MOU with Guacolda Energia , an IPP in Chile, to study the introduction of ammonia co-firing at a coal-fired power plant at one of the company’s plants in the north of the country.

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The power plant in question is located in Huasco, Atacama Region, approximately 700 km north of Santiago. The plant comprises five units with a total combined output of 758 MW. MHI supplied the boilers, steam turbines, and other core facilities for this plant.

MHI will determine and conduct a study of supplying the ammonia burners and other boiler facilities and equipment necessary for ammonia co-firing. Phase 1, due for completion in 2024, will be a basic study for 30 per cent ammonia co-firing. Phase 2, from 2025 to 2026, will be to consider solutions to the problems identified in Phase 1, and complete a detailed plan for demonstration of 30 per cent ammonia co-firing.