Mitsubishi Heavy helping drive Malaysia’s energy transition
By Jack Burke07 June 2023
MoU with country’s largest power producer
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) and Malaysia’s largest power producer say they will work together on three key areas related to clean power generation.
The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with TNB Power Generation (TNB Genco) will help drive the energy transition in Malaysia and support its goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050, the companies said.
Under the MoU, MHI with support from its power solutions brand, Mitsubishi Power, and TNB Genco will conduct studies that examine three key areas related to clean power generation. These include the hydrogen and ammonia value chain in relation to hydrogen production and supply, logistics, storage and related infrastructure; low carbon fuel co-combustion technology in thermal plants; and CO2 capture.
The partners will also mutually share experiences and information on the specified areas within the MoU. This could also include sharing experiences and technical know-how on advancing cleaner power generation in Malaysia.
“Mitsubishi Power has been actively involved in Malaysia’s power generation projects since the 1960s,” said Akihiro Ondo, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Mitsubishi Power Asia Pacific. “We look forward to extending our support and strengthening partnership with TNB Genco to jointly explore capabilities around innovative energy technologies that help accelerate the country’s net zero emission goals. This MoU reaffirms our continued commitment to develop technologies that help our partners in Malaysia and across APAC deliver a sustainable future.”
The agreement extends the longstanding partnership between MHI, Mitsubishi Power and TNB Genco, stepping up efforts to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. This aspiration is underpinned by a commitment to reduce 35% of its emissions intensity as well as 50% of its coal generation capacity by 2035.
This MoU follows the Mitsubishi Power Malaysia Technical Seminar 2023 held in January 2023, which involved knowledge-sharing of strategic plans and innovative industry-leading power generation technologies and services to support Malaysia’s energy needs.