Total to provide solar power to Singapore LNG

Singapore LNG has tapped a unit of energy giant Total to install solar power systems on the rooftops of several buildings at its import terminal on Jurong Island.

Under the deal, Total Solar Distributed Generation will finance, build, and operate a 600 kilowatts peak rooftop solar power system. Total’s unit should complete the project by end of this year.

Singapore LNG says the installation of the solar panels is part of its slew of initiatives under its Green Strategy.

According to SLNG, this solar power system will generate around 800 megawatt hours of renewable energy. This has the potential to reduce an estimated 300 tons of carbon dioxide emissions, annually.

For comparison, the average monthly household electricity consumption of a four-room public housing in Singapore is around 354 kilowatt hours.

Furthermore, it takes an estimated 4,900 trees to sequester 300 tons of carbon dioxide, the terminal operator said.

Solar, LNG as fuel, hydrogen

SLNG’s CEO Tan Soo Koong said the terminal is commited to doing its part to help fight climate change and the use of solar energy is “just a modest first step.”

Additionally, SLNG is 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,” the CEO said.

Singapore’s first and only LNG terminal currently operates with four tanks for a total storage capacity of 800,000 cubic meters.

The facility features two jetties able to accommodate the world’s largest LNG tankers.

The second jetty is able to receive and reload small LNG ships of up to 10,000 cubic meters in capacity.

The terminal also has a third jetty designed for 10,000-40,000 cbm LNG carriers but only with civil structure completed.

- Advertisements -

Most Popular

Stena Bulk sells its last LNG carrier

Swedish shipping firm Stena Bulk has sold its last liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier to an undisclosed Asian buyer. The...

Gulfstream LNG asks US FERC to start pre-filing process

Houston-based Gulfstream LNG is seeking approval from the US FERC to initiate the environmental pre-filing review for its mid-sized...

Oman LNG, Turkey’s Botas seal 10-year SPA

State-owned producer Oman LNG has signed a 10-year sales and purchase agreement with Turkey’s state-owned natural gas and LNG...

More News Like This

TotalEnergies: average LNG price down in Q1

French energy giant TotalEnergies, one of the world’s largest LNG players, reported a drop in its average price for...

TotalEnergies pushes back Papua LNG FID to 2025

French energy giant TotalEnergies and its partners have postponed a final investment decision on the planned Papua LNG export...

TotalEnergies expands its US natural gas production

France's TotalEnergies has agreed to buy the 20 percent interest held by Lewis Energy in the Dorado leases operated...

NextDecade expects FID on fourth Rio Grande LNG train in H2 2024

US LNG firm NextDecade still expects to take a final investment decision to build the fourth liquefaction train at...