Mitsubishi Power, Jurong Engineering Partner to Construct Hydrogen-Compatible Power Plant for Sembcorp Industries

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The consortium is set to build a combined-cycle power plant, which is expected to be hydrogen-ready and operational by 2026.

Mitsubishi Power, an offshoot of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and Jurong Engineering Ltd. (JEL) have formed a consortium to carry out an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract for Sembcorp Industries' fully owned subsidiary, Sembcorp Cogen Pte Ltd. The contract involves the development of a 600MW hydrogen-ready combined-cycle power plant (CCPP) slated for operation by 2026.

The upcoming plant, located at Sembcorp's new multi-utilities hub on Jurong Island, will generate electricity for the grid as well as steam for local industrial entities. As part of the contract, Mitsubishi Power is tasked with supplying a M701JAC gas turbine—an air-cooled variant of its prime J Series gas turbine—as well as a steam turbine and other critical equipment. JEL will be responsible for the construction and balance of the plant. A long-term service agreement has been assigned to Mitsubishi Power for maintenance of the plant's major equipment.

The contract was acknowledged in a ceremony officiated by the Minister of State for Trade and Industry and Culture, Community and Youth, Ms. Low Yen Ling.


"Sembcorp is committed to delivering stable and reliable power supply to our customers in Singapore,” said CEO of Singapore & Southeast Asia at Sembcorp Industries, Koh Chiap Khiong. “The development of the new power plant will enhance the performance of our power generation assets on Jurong Island and pave the way for carbon emission reduction via hydrogen fuel blending. We anticipate working closely with partners like Mitsubishi Power to exploit hydrogen as a key decarbonization pathway, advancing towards a sustainable future."

Takao Tsukui, Executive Vice President of Mitsubishi Power, Ltd., stated: "Mitsubishi Power is proud to partner with Sembcorp in our shared objective of building a sustainable energy future for Singapore. As the energy industry evolves, it's essential we prioritize low-carbon alternatives like hydrogen for power generation. We commend Sembcorp for their leadership in driving this change and remain committed to further supporting the region's transition from natural gas to hydrogen with our hydrogen-ready gas turbines."

Mitsubishi Power continues to actively engage with public and private power providers in Singapore to bolster the nation's hydrogen-ready infrastructure.