Singapore’s National Hydrogen Strategy was launched at the Singapore International Energy Week 2022. A key thrust of the strategy is for Singapore to experiment with the use of advanced hydrogen technologies that are on the cusp of commercial readiness. To this end, the Energy Market Authority (EMA) and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) are inviting interested parties to submit proposals under an Expression of Interest (EOI) to build, own, and operate low or zero-carbon power generation and bunkering solutions in Jurong Island, Singapore.
Low or zero-carbon hydrogen has the potential to support Singapore’s decarbonization efforts and achieve net zero emissions by 2050. The EOI will enable us to explore the use of low or zero-carbon fuels such as hydrogen and ammonia for power generation, alongside other low-carbon alternatives such as electricity imports and domestic renewable energy sources. Low or zero-carbon ammonia may also have multiple end-use pathways for power generation and bunkering. Beyond the power and maritime sectors, low or zero-carbon hydrogen and ammonia are also promising decarbonization pathways for our energy, chemicals, and aviation sectors.
Due to its low energy density, hydrogen gas needs to be liquefied, compressed or converted into a hydrogen carrier for transport and storage. Ammonia is currently one of the most technologically ready hydrogen carriers with an established international supply chain for industrial use. The EOI will enable Singapore to assess the viability of such projects, and support the development of the safety standards, regulations and ecosystem needed.
Mr. Ngiam Shih Chun, Chief Executive of EMA, said, “Hydrogen and ammonia have the potential to be a needle-moving decarbonization solution for the power sector. Through this Expression of Interest, EMA is keen to collaborate with interested industry partners to explore what could possibly be the world’s first low or zero-carbon ammonia solution for power generation.”
Mr. Teo Eng Dih, Chief Executive of MPA, said, “Close collaboration between the public and private sector is critical to accelerating decarbonization in the maritime industry. MPA hopes to partner those who are committed to building up the global supply chain for low or zero-carbon fuels, including ammonia, with Singapore as a key bunkering hub.”
Interested parties should visit the EMA website or the MPA website for the EOI document for more details, and reach out to the point-of-contacts contained therein with their queries by 16 January 2023, if any. Interested parties are invited to submit their proposals by 30 April 2023, 2359 hrs (Singapore time).