Sembcorp to Build One of World’s Largest Single Floating PV Systems in Singapore

February 2020

Singapore-headquartered energy, marine and urban development group, Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp) announced on 10 February 2020 that its wholly-owned subsidiary Sembcorp Solar Singapore has been named as the preferred bidder to build a 60 megawatt-peak (MWp) floating solar photovoltaic (PV) system on Tengeh Reservoir in Singapore. When completed in 2021, it will be one of the world’s largest single floating solar PV systems. This project will make Sembcorp one of the largest renewable energy players in Singapore with approximately 240MWp of solar capacity in the country.

Singapore Airlines (SIA) and SIA Engineering Company (SIAEC) signed a power purchase agreement with Sembcorp Solar to install and operate rooftop solar panels on their premises. The solar panels will help to power onsite operations at various locations, with surplus power generated channeled to Singapore and Changi Airport Group’s electrical grids. Sembcorp Solar will install, own and operate over 20,000 solar panels. The panels will be installed at SIA’s Airline House, SIA Training Centre, TechSQ, five of SIAEC’s hangars and its Engine Test Facility. With a total capacity of 8.2 megawatt-peak (MWp), this will be the largest combined solar-power energy project for the aviation industry in Singapore. Upon completion in June 2020, the project is expected to produce over 10,200 megawatt hours of power annually.

(Sources: Business Times; Sembcorp)

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