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Singapore’s Sembcorp to supply green ammonia to Japan from India plant

Sembcorp has signed an agreement with buyers Sojitz Corp. and Kyushu Electric Power Co. Inc. of Japan to supply green ammonia from Tuticorin 

Singapore’s Sembcorp to supply green ammonia to Japan from India plant
[Source photo: Chetan Jha/Press Insider]

Singapore-based Sembcorp Green Hydrogen Pte Ltd has signed a deal with two Japanese firms to supply green ammonia from its 200,000-metric ton capacity plant in India, the company said. 

A wholly owned arm of Singapore’s Sembcorp Industries, the company has signed a heads of terms (HoT) with buyers Sojitz and Kyushu, paving the way for the consortium to finalize a definitive green ammonia offtake agreement.

A memorandum of understanding was signed by the consortium and announced on 18 December to explore supplying Japan with green ammonia produced in India. 

Sembcorp will utilize renewable energy to produce an initial 200,000 metric ton per annum of green ammonia in India. 

Land in India has been secured for the development of the facilities, following the completion of feasibility and preliminary front-end engineering design studies. The consortium is now working towards a front-end engineering design award for the project.

The HoT was presented at the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) Clean Economy Investor Forum in Singapore in the presence of Japan’s trade minister Ken Saito, Singapore’s second minister for trade and industry Tan See Leng, and Indian commerce secretary Sunil Barthwal. 

The project brings together three IPEF members—Japan, Singapore and India—in a cross-border collaboration aimed at accelerating the development of a low-carbon supply chain and advancing the region’s transition to a clean economy. 

The agreement aims to increase production and export of 200 kiloton per annum (KTPA)  green ammonia capacity in phase-I (total 800 KTPA in 4 phases) at Tuticorin Port in India, an government statement said. 

The project would further the objective of the National Green Hydrogen Mission implemented by India towards making India as global hub for production and export of green hydrogen and its derivatives, the government said.

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