Jawa 9 & 10 to be converted
Korea-based Doosan Enerbility and Indonesia Power will partner up to deploy ammonia co-firing technology at the Suralaya Power Plant in Java, Indonesia. Via a special commercial entity, Indonesia Power, KEPCO and Doosan recently oversaw the expansion of Suralaya to include the Jawa 9 & 10 power plant – two additional coal-fired units generating 1 GW of electricity each. Although the two units are yet to be commissioned (Jawa 9 imminently and Jawa 10 in early 2024), it was first flagged in 2022 that both are technically ready for up to 60% ammonia co-firing, when the fuel is available.
The new MoU between Doosan and the special commercial entity (Indo Raya Tenaga) will see the pair develop a renewable ammonia supply chain to the plant. By 2027, the pair will also have finalised a technical investigation into the conversion of Jawa 9 & 10 to co-fire with ammonia fuel. This is also the year Doosan is targeting for commercialisation of its co-firing burner technology.
Doosan Enerbility’s various carbon neutral solutions, such as ammonia co-firing technology, hydrogen gas turbines and hydrogen liquefaction plants, will serve as an effective alternative for Indonesia in achieving its carbon reduction goals. We’re hoping that this MOU will be the start of more active exchanges for pursuing carbon reduction power projects in Indonesia.Yeonin Jung, President and COO of Doosan Enerbility in his organisation’s official press release, 8 Sept 2023
This seriousness in developing Indonesia’s green ammonia and green hydrogen market was witnessed and supported by [the] Korean and Indonesian Government. The study would hopefully be able to conclude the inclusion of green ammonia and green hydrogen as one of the key programs in the Indonesian energy transition roadmap to net zero.IRT announcement, Green Ammonia and Green Hydrogen for Power Plants of the future, 7 Sept 2023
Doosan is already involved in a number of initiatives for ammonia power generation, including an ammonia co-firing trial in South Korea, an R&D collaboration with POSCO to develop ammonia-fired gas turbines, and an ammonia cracking partnership with Johnson Matthey to enable hydrogen-fed gas turbines.