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.
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.