Total Solar DG to Install Rooftop Solar Plant at SLNG’s Terminal on Jurong Island

In a bid towards its green strategy initiatives, Singapore LNG Corporation Pte Ltd (SLNG) and France’s Total have inked a pact for rooftop solar power plant to be implemented at the Singapore LNG Terminal on Jurong Island.

As per the deal, Total Solar Distributed Generation (DG), an arm of Total, will finance, build and operate a 600 kWp rooftop solar power system, which will be installed on the rooftops of several buildings at the Terminal.

Commenting on the deal, Tan Soo Koong, CEO of SLNG, said, “SLNG is committed to doing its part to help fight climate change and promote environmental sustainability; and the use of solar energy at our Terminal is just a modest first step.”

Further, this installation is part of SLNG’s slew of initiatives under its green strategy, and is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2020.

Koong further added “we are also actively exploring ways to catalyse the use of LNG and other green energy alternatives. For one, we are looking into collaborations to develop new infrastructure in Singapore to promote the use of LNG as a cleaner marine fuel. For another, we are working with various partners to develop technologies related to the importation, transportation and storage of hydrogen.”

Besides, this rooftop solar power system is expected to generate around 800 MWh of renewable energy and has the potential to avoid an estimated 300 tons of carbon dioxide emissions, annually.

“Total Solar DG puts Health, Safety and Environment first. Our projects are built and operated with best-in-class techniques and processes. We are proud to be trusted by SLNG to implement such a prestigious project. Total Solar DG has unique experience delivering solar for complex, high-risk environments. This comes from Total Group's 100-year experience operating energy assets across the world. We are pleased to be SLNG's partner of choice, to help cut costs and carbon emissions, without compromising on safety,” commented Gavin Adda, CEO of Total Solar DG Southeast Asia.

Meanwhile, the average monthly household electricity consumption of a four-room public housing in Singapore is around 354 KWh; and it takes an estimated 4,900 trees to sequester 300 tons of carbon dioxide.

Solar PV | News published on 16/09/2020 by Manu Tayal

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