The Sembcorp Floating Solar Singapore unit of utilities and marine group Sembcorp Industries has secured a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for a 60 MW floating solar plant it is planning at Singapore’s Tengeh Reservoir.
The deal was signed with national water agency the Public Utilities Board (Pub), which selected Singapore company Sembcorp for the project in late February. The price to be paid under the PPA for the solar electricity generated was not revealed.
The floating project is scheduled to come online next year and will power operations at Pub’s five waterworks.
“This [will make] Singapore one of the few countries in the world to achieve 100% green waterworks when the project is completed,” Sembcorp said in a statement. The plant will feature 146,000 solar panels from an unspecified manufacturer.
The Solar Energy Research Institute of Singapore has been using the Tengeh Reservoir as a test bed for floating solar since 2017.
Norwegian consultancy DNV GL was appointed technical advisor for the project.
This content is protected by copyright and may not be reused. If you want to cooperate with us and would like to reuse some of our content, please contact: email@example.com.
By submitting this form you agree to pv magazine using your data for the purposes of publishing your comment.
Your personal data will only be disclosed or otherwise transmitted to third parties for the purposes of spam filtering or if this is necessary for technical maintenance of the website. Any other transfer to third parties will not take place unless this is justified on the basis of applicable data protection regulations or if pv magazine is legally obliged to do so.
You may revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future, in which case your personal data will be deleted immediately. Otherwise, your data will be deleted if pv magazine has processed your request or the purpose of data storage is fulfilled.
Further information on data privacy can be found in our Data Protection Policy.