AAL delivers project cargo for Singapore's first hydrogen-ready power plant

AAL delivers project cargo for Singapore’s first hydrogen-ready power plant

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Singapore-based AAL Shipping (AAL), a major multipurpose and project cargo carrier, has played a vital role in advancing the nation’s green energy goals. AAL delivered a massive shipment of 7,000 cubic metre heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) components for Keppel Infrastructure’s 600 MW combined-cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant under construction on Jurong Island.

This project holds significant national importance, as the facility is set to become the first hydrogen-ready and most advanced power plant of its kind in Singapore.

The shipment, originating from Masan, South Korea, consisted of 15 individual components, each exceeding 300 tonnes in weight. AAL’s expertise in handling oversized and complex cargo ensured the safe and efficient transportation of these crucial HRSG components on a single voyage.

Located in the Sakra sector of Jurong Island, the Keppel Sakra Cogeneration Plant (KSC Plant) is expected to be a game-changer in Singapore’s energy landscape. The plant is designed to initially run on natural gas, with the ability to incorporate up to 30 per cent hydrogen fuel. Ultimately, the KSC Plant aims to transition to 100 per cent hydrogen operation, significantly reducing its carbon footprint. With an estimated annual CO2 offset of 220,000 tonnes, the plant is expected to commence commercial operations in the first half of 2026.

“As Singapore’s economy grows so too will the demand for reliable green energy,” Yuko Kimura, Chief Representative of AAL Shipping Japan, who coordinated the shipment, said. “The energy sector in Singapore accounts for almost 40 per cent of the country’s carbon emissions and projects like these to decarbonise electricity generation is at the core of the country’s Green Plan.”

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Author: Adnan Bajic

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