Singapore’s Public Utilities Board (PUB), has contracted Norwegian technical consultancy DNV GL to help with its 50 MW floating solar PV project at the Tengeh Reservoir in the island nation’s northwest region.
DNV GL’s job is to be the technical advisor for project which, upon completion, will be one of the largest single floating solar systems in the world, according to the company’s media statement. The statement quotes Nicolas Renon, is the Executive Vice President Asia Pacific for DNV-GL Energy, for saying that 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 Tengeh Reservoir floating solar PV project is expected to be operational by 2021 and will be used to power the reservoir’s water treatment facilities, eliminating 28,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually in the process.
According to the PUB, which is Singapore’s national water agency, this is poised to be Southeast Asia’s largest public tender for floating solar.
PUB has also said that it is in the process of implementing two smaller 1.5 MW floating solar PV systems on the Bedok and Lower Seletar reservoirs.