Singapore’s national water agency, Public Utilities Board (PUB), announced on 10 Feb 2020 that Sembcorp Solar Singapore Pte Ltd has been appointed to build Singapore’s largest floating solar photovoltaic (PV) farm on Tengeh Reservoir.
Estimated to be completed in 2021, the 60 megawatt-peak (MWp) solar farm will be one of the world’s largest single floating solar systems upon completion.
PUB called for Request for Proposal (RFP) on 6 Jun 2019 for private sector companies to design, build, own and operate (DBOO) a large-scale floating PV system for 25 years on Tengeh Reservoir.
The solar farm is expected to generate enough energy to power about 16,000 four-room Housing & Development Board (HBD) flats, and reduce around 32 kilotonnes carbon emissions annually (or equivalent to taking 7,000 cars off our roads).
PUB will use the energy produced to power its water treatment processes, thus reducing its carbon footprint. Occupying an area of almost equivalent to 45 football fields, the system can produce enough electricity to meet 7 per cent of the PUB’s total energy needs.
– Construction + Online
Source: Public Utilities Board