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PTT and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Asia Pacific signs MOU for Thailand ammonia-fired gas turbine

  • 2 months ago (2024-03-11)
  • David Flin
Asia 851 Gas 373

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Asia Pacific (MHI-AP), a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, has signed an MOU with PTT to jointly conduct a pre-feasibility study to explore using 100 per cent ammonia for gas turbine power generation in Thailand, to support the country’s decarbonisation goals.

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Under the terms of the MOU, PTT and MHI-AP will assess the economic feasibility of using ammonia as a fuel for power generation, as well as the potential demand for it. Both companies will study the logistics and supply chain, as well as the safety of ammonia receiving, storage, handling, and delivery to power plants. They will also evaluate the timeline and potential site locations for a 100 per cent ammonia direct combustion gas turbine power plant.

Thailand announced its climate target to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, with an emphasis on reducing carbon emissions in the energy sector. The collaboration between PTT and MHI-AP will support the establishment of the ammonia supply chain to help meet this.