Singapore Floats Tender for 50 MW Floating Solar Projects

The Public Utilities Board of Singapore has invited bids from eligible parties for the development of a 50 MW floating solar plant on the Tangeh Reservoir.

Singapore Floating Solar

The Public Utilities Board of Singapore (PUB), the country’s national water agency has invited bids from eligible parties for the development of a 50 MW floating solar plant on the Tangeh Reservoir.

The department has issued a Request for Proposal (RfP) for companies to design, build, own and operate a large-scale floating solar PV system at Tengeh Reservoir of at least 50 MWp capacity. All electricity generated from the Project shall be exported to the Utility Grid and PUB will sign a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the winning bidder who will supply electricity to PUB’s selected plants throughout the term of the PPA.

The last date for bid submission is September 5, 2019.

Singapore’s Public Utilities Board (PUB), has contracted Norwegian technical consultancy DNV GL for the 50 MW floating solar PV project at the reservoir in the island nation’s northwest region. The project has already completed preliminary design, independent energy assessment, technology benchmarking, and business model studies, the utility informed.

DNV GL will act as the technical advisor for the 50 MW floating solar PV project which, upon completion, will be one of the largest single floating solar systems in the world, according to the company’s media statement. DNV GL will work with PUB throughout the tender preparation, bidding, design, construction, and operational phases of the project.

Nicolas Renon, Executive Vice President Asia Pacific for DNV-GL Energy said, “DNV GL has a strong track record in floating PV projects, having worked on close to 800 MW of projects in the Asia Pacific region.”

The floating solar project is expected to be operational by 2021, and when fully functional capable of eliminating 28,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

In June, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has issued a request for proposal (RfP) for appointing consultants to study, develop and construct floating solar photovoltaic plants in the Arabian Gulf.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.

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