February 10 (Renewables Now) - Singapore’s National Water Agency PUB has chosen local energy group Sembcorp Industries Ltd (SGX:U96) to construct a 60-MWp floating solar power plant on the Tengeh reservoir, the company announced on Monday.
Sembcorp Solar Singapore, a subsidiary of the company, has been chosen as the preferred bidder for the project. When it announced the project last June, PUB said it would be developed on a design-build-own-operate basis through a 25-year contract that would be awarded after a competitive selection.
Once completed, which is expected to take place in 2021, the floating photovoltaic (PV) facility will be one of the biggest in the world.
Sembcorp will see its solar capacity in the country reach almost 240 MWp thanks to the project, according to the statement.