The Singapore’s national water agency, or commonly referred to as Public Utilities Board (PUB), and Sembcorp Floating Solar Singapore, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries, announced on 11 May 2020 the signing of a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) to build the 60 megawatt-peak (MWp) floating solar photovoltaic (PV) system on Tengeh Reservoir.
The signing agreement was followed by PUB’s announcement on Feb 10 2020 that they have appointed Sembcorp to build and operate this project.
Slated to be fully operational in 2021, the solar farm will deploy over 146,000 solar panels at Tengeh Reservoir in Tuas. The floating solar panels will be able to generate enough energy to power about 16,000 four-room Housing & Development Board (HBD) flats, and reduce around 32 kilo tonnes of carbon emissions annually, which equals to taking 7,000 cars off our roads.
“With this floating solar power plant, which we believe to be one of the largest in the world, PUB takes a big step towards enduring energy sustainability in water treatment. Solar energy is plentiful, clean and green, and is the key to reducing PUB’s and also Singapore’s carbon footprint,” said Ng Joo Hee, Chief Executive, PUB.
The solar power generated will meet the daily energy needed for operations at PUB’s five local waterworks. When the project is completed, it will make Singapore one of a few countries in the world to achieve 100 per cent green waterworks.
– Construction+ Online
Source: Public Utilities Board