Singapore’s YTL PowerSeraya has secured an order from the Energy Market Authority (EMA) to develop a 600-megawatt hydrogen-ready Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) unit. This decision follows a request for a proposal issued by EMA in July 2023 to fortify Singapore’s energy security.
As per the reports, EMA received four proposals for the construction of a new CCGT unit, which is slated for commissioning by the end of 2027. According to EMA Chief Executive Ngiam Shih Chun, entrusting YTL PowerSeraya with the construction, ownership, and operation of this new power plant will enhance the reliability and security of Singapore’s power system. He also expressed anticipation for further private sector investments in Singapore’s energy infrastructure.
The new unit will be located at YTL PowerSeraya’s Pulau Seraya Power Station site and is estimated to cost approximately $800 million. YTL PowerSeraya plans to develop a unit that is at least 30% hydrogen-ready, with the potential for expansion to 100% hydrogen readiness in the future.
John Ng, CEO of YTL PowerSeraya, expressed gratitude for being awarded the contract and emphasized the company’s commitment to employing cutting-edge technology and sustainable practices to contribute to Singapore’s energy security and environmental objectives.
It may be noted that YTL PowerSeraya’s Pulau Seraya Power Station site is a significant energy hub in Singapore, contributing to the nation’s electricity supply with its existing infrastructure. The addition of the new 600 MW hydrogen-ready Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) unit highlights Singapore’s commitment to transitioning towards cleaner and more sustainable energy sources.
The CCGT unit is designed to accommodate the integration of hydrogen as a fuel in the future. This flexibility aligns with Singapore’s efforts to explore hydrogen as a clean energy alternative, potentially reducing carbon emissions in the power generation sector.
YTL PowerSeraya aims to play a pivotal role in Singapore’s energy landscape, contributing to both energy security and environmental sustainability.
The contract awarded by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) signifies a strategic partnership between the government and the private sector to meet Singapore’s growing energy needs while transitioning towards a low-carbon future. This collaboration underscores the importance of public-private cooperation in driving sustainable development and achieving national energy goals.