Keppel to develop hydrogen-ready power plant in Singapore

Keppel Infrastructure Holdings Limited will develop Singapore’s first hydrogen-ready power plant in Sakra sector of Jurong Island.

Keppel Infrastructure, through its wholly owned subsidiary Keppel Energy, has reached final investment decision to develop a 600 MW state-of-the-art, advanced combined cycle gas turbine power plant. It has awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to a consortium comprising Mitsubishi Power Asia Pacific and Jurong Engineering for the construction of the plant. The Keppel Sakra Cogen Plant will be owned by Keppel Sakra Cogen Private Limited (KSC), presently a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Keppel Infrastructure. It is intended that Keppel Asia Infrastructure Fund LP and Keppel Energy will hold 70 per cent and 30per cent equity interests in KSC respectively. In addition, KSC and Keppel Energy are scheduled to enter into a turnkey contract for the development of the Keppel Sakra Cogen Plant. The project is estimated to cost around SGD750 million. The plant will use natural gas as its primary fuel and will eventually be entirely powered by clean-burning hydrogen in the future. In addition, steam produced during the power generation can be used by energy and chemicals customers on Jurong Island for industrial processes. The plant is expected to be completed in the first half of 2026.