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Samsung C&T to build Korea's fist ammonia import terminal for co-firing power generation

Countries around the world are increasingly seeking cleaner energy sources. Generating electricity and powering our cities with cleaner resources is important for our health and the environment. Renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power are great alternatives for energy production but rely heavily on weather conditions. Ammonia, a gas that is a compound of nitrogen and hydrogen, is showing promise as a potential energy source for the energy transition.

Earlier this year, it was announced that the Samsung C&T E&C Group is set to build South Korea’s first ammonia import terminal to supply co-firing fuel to an existing power generation facility in Gangwon-do, with construction set to be complete by July 2027.

Samsung C&T’s Ammonia Import Terminal for Co-firing Power Generation. Earlier this year, the Samsung C&T E&C Group announced that it signed an EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) contract to build South Korea’s first ammonia import terminal for co-firing power generation. Co-firing is the process of generating electricity by combining more than one fuel type. The project comes as the demand for clean energy solutions in Korea and around the world increases.

The terminal will include facilities for storing, unloading, and transporting ammonia. A 30,000-ton storage tank will be used to compress and store ammonia for co-firing power generation. The terminal will also use a fuel blend comprised of at least 20% ammonia for co-firing with coal to reduce carbon emissions.

Reducing Emissions. Once complete, project owner Korean Southern Power CO.,Ltd. (KOSPO) expects the use of ammonia for co-firing to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 1.1 million tons per year and improve air quality.

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