Trio of Korean organisations to join forces
Doosan Enerbility, KEPCO Engineering & Construction and Samsung C&T’s Engineering & Construction Group have agreed to jointly develop a “dual-fuel green ammonia” power generation model that can be rolled out to 1 GW power plants in South Korea. The “Business Cooperation Agreement on Promotion of Dual-Fuel Green Ammonia Projects” will also assist the three organisations reach carbon neutrality by 2050.
KEPCO E&C will be handling the development of the overall plant engineering technology, such as plant optimization, while Doosan Enerbility will be in charge of developing the main equipment, such as green ammonia dual-fuel boiler and ammonia supply system. Samsung C&T’s Engineering & Construction Group will be pursuing the adoption of globally produced green ammonia in the domestic market and the delivery of related projects. The three companies will be strengthening cooperation in the areas of green ammonia production and utilization to achieve the goal of carbon neutrality by 2050, and plans are in place to have green ammonia applied at the domestic 1,000MW power plants successively.Roles of the three partner organisations from Doosan’s official press release, 15 June 2022
Coal & gas co-firing?
The press release mentions ammonia dual-fuel boilers and 1 GW power plants – both of these features are associated with ammonia-coal co-firing projects in Japan. But the press release also mentions an agreement earlier this year signed between Doosan, POSCO and KEPCO E&C to develop dual-fuel ammonia gas turbines, suggesting that two of the three partners (at least) are pursuing both coal and gas co-firing projects. Already this year we’ve seen coal co-firing developments announced in India and China, so it’s not surprising to see South Korea added to this list.