January 17 (Renewables Now) - Singapore-based clean energy provider Sunseap Group Pte Ltd will equip with a 4-MWp solar plant the container port and ancillary buildings of Singapore’s PSA Corporation.
The parties have signed a 21-year power purchase agreement (PPA), they said in a joint statement on Wednesday. The deal calls for Sunseap to install and maintain 4 MWp of photovoltaic (PV) capacity at five sites across PSA’s Singapore terminals and will also sell the electricity at “competitive” tariffs.
The solar plant is expected to be switched on by the end of October, producing about 4.3 GWh of electricity per year. Its output will be used to supply power to terminal buildings, gates, maintenance base and workers’ dormitories at Pasir Panjang Terminal and thus help PSA save 1,689 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.
The project is in line with PSA’s efforts to lower its carbon footprint so as to meet a local carbon tax requirement that will be imposed in 2019 and lift its commitment to renewables, PSA International’s regional CEO for Southeast Asia, Ong Kim Pong, said.