October 29 (Renewables Now) - Sembcorp Industries Ltd (SGX:U96) said it will install a rooftop solar array of some 7.8-MWp at Singapore Changi Airport to power on-site operations of gateway and food services provider SATS Ltd (SGX:S58).
The rooftop array will be one of the first undertakings to be carried out as part of the two companies’ memorandum of understanding (MoU) for developing solutions that support SATS in its carbon reduction ambitions.
Announcing the MoU on Tuesday, the Singapore-based energy group said that it will install, own and operate the solar panels erected on top of SATS Airfreight Terminals 1-4 to serve the company's inflight catering centres and its maintenance workshop.
The partners will also pilot a solar cogeneration system to produce electricity and hot water, which if successful, will be expanded to all future SATS sites that require both resources.
Sembcorp said that other initiatives under the MoU will include the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and an installation of wastewater recycling system.
Sembcorp’s first solar project in Singapore was a 3.6-MW grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) system on the rooftop of SATS Airfreight Terminals 5 and 6, through the acquisition of a 49% stake in the project company Changi Mega Solar. Last year, Sembcorp raised its stake to 100%.