July 5 (Renewables Now) - DNV GL will act as technical advisor for a 50-MW floating solar photovoltaic (PV) project in Singapore.
The global quality assurance and risk management firm got the job from the Public Utilities Board (PUB), Singapore’s national water agency. The latter launched the floating solar tender on June 7. In its new role, DNV GL will be present throughout the tender and bidding process to support PUB. Later, the firm will review the design, and shepherd the project through the construction, commissioning and operational phases, it said Thursday .
The floating PV project will be built on the Tengeh Reservoir, Planned to be up and running by 2021, it will power the reservoir’s water treatment facilities.
Singapore, a densely populated island city-state, has limited options when it comes to renewable energy installations. Constrained with land availability, the country has turned to floating solar systems as an option to reduce its carbon emissions. Studies have shown such projects have a minimal impact on the environment and water quality.