Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to study ammonia co-firing at coal-fired power plant in Rayong, Thailand
Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (TYO:7011), or MHI, said on Monday it will participate in a feasibility study for ammonia co-firing at a coal-fired power plant in Thailand.
The 1,434-MW power station, located in Rayong province, southeastern Thailand, consists of two coal-fired boilers that became operational in 2006 and 2007. It is operated by BLCP Power Ltd, a joint venture between Banpu Power PCL (BKK:BPP) and Electricity Generating PCL (BKK:EGCO).
The feasibility study is aimed at achieving up to 20% ammonia co-firing to help reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. A memorandum of understanding for it was signed during the Japan-Thailand Energy Policy Dialogue in Bangkok on January 12.
MHI, which provided the boilers and steam turbines for the plant, will examine the supply of ammonia burners, boiler facilities and equipment needed for ammonia co-firing.
The company will collaborate on the studies with BPP and EGCO, as well as JERA Co Inc, which will study procurement and transportation of ammonia fuel, and together with Mitsubishi Corp (TYO:8058), will also look into ports and ammonia receiving and storage facilities.