MHI & EGAT to Introduce Hydrogen Large Gas Turbine Technology in Thailand

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 6/5/2024, Location: Asia

- EGAT initiates co-firing pilot, targeting hydrogen co-firing ratio of 20% with GTCC equipment supplied by MHI
- The partnership builds on the comprehensive agreement reached in 2022 to conduct a feasibility study on advanced hydrogen co-firing technology

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) and Thailand's largest power producer Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to conduct research on the introduction of hydrogen co-firing technologies for gas turbine power generation facilities in Thailand, at the 6th Japan-Thailand Energy Policy Dialogue (JTEPD) held in Tokyo on June 4. The research aims to facilitate the conversion of thermal power plants to fire clean fuels, supporting Thailand's goals of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 and net zero emissions by 2065.

This MoU will kickstart with a hydrogen co-firing pilot project at one of EGAT's power plants in Thailand. An initial feasibility study is scheduled to be conducted by March 2025. EGAT and MHI, with support from MHI's power solutions brand Mitsubishi Power, aim to achieve a hydrogen co-firing ratio of 20% by EGAT's request.

Toshiyuki Hashi, Executive Vice President, President and CEO, Energy Systems of MHI, commented on the significance of the partnership: "We are excited to explore hydrogen co-firing in gas turbines together with EGAT. We are confident that our continued partnership, built on over 50 years of trust, enables us to contribute significantly to Thailand's energy transition by combining the expertise of both organizations."

Narin Phoawanich, Deputy Governor - Fuel of EGAT, unveiled this collaboration: "The signing with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries marks one of the pioneering initiatives in Thailand to integrate alternative and clean fuels with Japanese technology to produce more environmentally friendly electricity. This initiative aligns with Thailand's strategy to promote the use of hydrogen. Additionally, it provides an excellent opportunity for technology exchange and the development of hydrogen projects across the value chain with leading Japanese companies at the international level. This partnership is expected to drive advancements in clean energy technology, enhance business opportunities in Thailand's electricity production sector, and contribute to environmental sustainability. Thus, it marks a significant milestone in Thailand's energy transition."

This agreement extends the ongoing partnership between MHI and EGAT to focus on hydrogen co-firing, building on an MoU signed in 2022 to research and exchange information on clean fuel power generation, clean hydrogen, and CCUS (CO2 Capture, Utilization, and Storage) technologies. As part of this earlier partnership, preliminary investigations of MHI's hydrogen co-firing technology using gas turbines at existing EGAT power plants were conducted. Additionally, EGAT is developing a hydrogen supply chain management strategic plan, encompassing transportation, storage, and distribution of hydrogen in Thailand. The partners will conduct an evolved feasibility study based on results of this partnership.

MHI and Mitsubishi Power will continue to support Thailand's gradual transition to utilize cleaner energy sources towards its net-zero goals. Since 1968, MHI and Mitsubishi Power have achieved a total installed capacity, including the power plants under construction, of over 25GW, exceeding 50% of the power generation capacity in the country.


Lithuania >>  7/11/2024 - At the end of June 2024, the Nordex Group signed a contract with the E energija group for the supply and installation of six N163/6.X wind turbines fo...
United States >>  7/10/2024 - RWE begins eight week formal consultation for the 59 MW Gaerwen Wind Farm, with three public events to take place across July and August
The nine...


India >>  7/8/2024 - Inox Wind Limited has bagged an order for 200 MW from a renewable C&I power producer. The order is for IWL's latest 3 MW Wind Turbine Generators (WTGs...
France >>  7/4/2024 - At the end of June 2024, the Nordex Group received orders for 17 projects with a total capacity of 245 MW from its core markets France and Türkiye. ...

Germany >>  7/4/2024 - At the end of June 2024, DenkerWulf, one of the leading onshore wind farm developers in Germany, ordered seven N149/5.X turbines from the Nordex Group...
Spain >>  7/1/2024 - The Nordex Group has received an order from Aquila Clean Energy for 123.9 MW in Spain. From summer 2025, the Nordex Group will supply and install 21 N...




Gulf Oil and Gas
Copyright © 2023 ICT All rights reserved. - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy.