JGC Holdings Corporation (representative director and CEO Masayuki Sato) is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, JGC Corporation (representative director and president Farhan Mujib), which operates the overseas engineering, procurement, and construction business of the JGC Group, has been awarded a Pre-Feasibility Study by Siam Cement Group – Cement and Green Solution Business (SCG – CGS), one of Thailand’s largest cement manufacturers. The study will focus on developing a Carbon Dioxide Capture and utilisation facility related to cement plant exhaust.

Cement production, like power generation and iron and steel production, is known for high CO2 emissions due to the combustion of limestone, which contains carbon and oxygen. With increasing global demand for CO2 emissions reduction, the cement industry in Thailand faces urgent pressure to address its carbon footprint.

The Pre-FS for the CCU facility will involve selecting the appropriate technology licence for CCU, evaluating the necessary production capacity for CO2 capture facilities and chemical plants, and assessing the economic feasibility of constructing a CCU facility. This facility aims to capture CO2 emitted from SCG’s cement plant and convert it into new chemical products before atmospheric release.

As a leading corporate group in Thailand, SCG – CGS is promoting and strengthening the transition to a circular business model, contributing to the Thai government’s “2050 Carbon Neutral” target. The JGC Group was awarded the Pre-FS for this pilot-scale project due to SCG – CGS’s prioritisation of decarbonisation technology in response to climate change. This project is one of several strategies SCG is exploring to achieve net zero emissions and inclusive green growth.

In addition to supporting the realisation of this project for the future EPC phase, the JGC Group will continue to study and propose CCU-related technologies and economically viable business models for industries in Thailand facing CO2 emission reduction challenges, aiming to realise a decarbonised society.

This collaboration between JGC Holdings Corporation and SCG – CGS underscores a shared commitment to innovation and sustainability in addressing climate change and reducing industrial carbon emissions.

For more information visit www.jgc.com

9th July 2024