Chiyoda Corporation (Chiyoda), Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp) and Mitsubishi Corporation (Mitsubishi), have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) regarding the commercialization of a hydrogen supply chain in Singapore utilizing SPERA Hydrogen (LOHC-MCH)1, Chiyoda’s proprietary technology for the safe and reliable storage and transportation of hydrogen.
In October 2021, the three parties signed a strategic MOU to explore the feasibility and implementation of a commercial-scale supply chain to deliver low-carbon hydrogen into Singapore, utilizing Chiyoda’s proven hydrogen storage and transportation technology “LOHC-MCH” (Project) and have progressed with specific discussions and considerations.
With the completion of the initial feasibility study, the three parties are advancing to a Pre-FEED2 study, laying the foundation for a final investment decision for the Project. Located on Jurong Island, the Project will leverage synergies with Sembcorp’s gas-fired power generation facilities. The Project will utilize a LOHC-MCH to transport low-carbon hydrogen from countries such as Australia or the Middle East to Singapore.
When operational in 2026, the Project is expected to be the single largest low-carbon hydrogen import project in Asia with a capacity of approximately 60 kilotonnes per year. This is equivalent to generating about one million megawatt-hour of renewable energy, which will double the current output from existing renewable capacity in Singapore.
Through this partnership with Sembcorp and Mitsubishi, Chiyoda will be among the first in the world to implement a competitive hydrogen supply chain utilizing “LOHC-MCH”, contributing to carbon neutral initiatives in Singapore and other countries around the world.