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MHI and Nusantara will initiate studies on hydrogen, ammonia, and biomass co-firing at Indonesian power plants.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and PT. PLN Nusantara Power, a subsidiary of Indonesia's state-owned electricity provider PT. PLN (Persero), have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to conduct three technical studies focused on co-firing less carbon-intensive fuels at power plants owned and operated by Nusantara Power. The studies, supported by MHI's power solutions brand Mitsubishi Power, will be carried out jointly by Nusantara Power and MHI.
Two studies at the Muara Karang Power Plant, located near Jakarta, will assess the potential for hydrogen co-firing in an M701F Series turbine currently in use, as well as ammonia co-firing in a gas-fired boiler. MHI has supplied numerous principal equipment for the power station, including gas turbines, boilers, and steam turbines.
At the Paiton Coal-Fired Power Plant, also situated on Java and owned by Nusantara Power, the technical feasibility of biomass co-firing will be examined.
The MoU signing was announced at the Asia Zero Emission Community (AZEC) Public-Private Investment Forum in Tokyo, hosted by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). The forum highlighted various decarbonization initiatives across Asia, backed by Japanese companies' technology and expertise.
MHI and PLN have maintained a strong partnership in Indonesia since 1971, with Mitsubishi Power supporting PLN and its organizations in the development of power plants throughout the country, including the Muara Karang, Gresik, Tanjung Priok, Suralaya, and Grati power plants.
Through the MoU and other ongoing projects, MHI and Mitsubishi Power aim to support Indonesia in reaching its 2060 Net Zero Emission target.