Keppel breaks ground for Singapore’s first hydrogen ready cogeneration plant

Keppel, a Singapore-based infrastructure company, and a partnership comprising Mitsubishi Power Asia Pacific and Jurong Engineering have broken ground on the 600 MW Keppel Sakra Cogen (KSC) facility on Singapore’s Jurong Island. The combined cycle gas turbine power plant, which cost $567 million, should be finished in the first half of 2026.
It will be one of the most energy-efficient power plants in the country with features including lower emission intensity and more operational flexibility.

It will help to avoid 220,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions per year, equivalent to taking 47,000 cars off the road. The KSC plant will be Singapore’s first hydrogen-ready cogeneration plant. Hydrogen has been identified as a significant part of the island nation’s decarbonisation and its commitment to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. The power plant has been designed to co-fire with 30 per cent hydrogen, and can also run entirely on hydrogen. The plant will produce steam for industrial processes, energy, and for chemical customers on Jurong Island.

The final investment decision on the project was taken by Keppel in August 2022. The engineering, procurement and construction contract was awarded to the consortium of Mitsubishi Power Asia Pacific and Jurong Engineering. Mitsubishi will supply its M701J series combined cycle gas turbine variant. John Cockerill, a Belgian engineering company, is supplying the heat recovery steam generator. The generator will be associated with the gas turbine.