Singapore: Senoko Energy Starts Two Gas Power Plants
Singapore’s largest power generation company, Senoko Energy, inaugurated its Stage 2 repowering project. The project involved converting three oil-fired 250 MW steam plant into two technologically advanced and environmentally-friendly gas-fired combined cycle plants (CCPs).
The repowered plants have a total capacity of 862 MW and use state-of-the art Mitsubishi gas turbine technology.
This S$ 1 billion investment will result in an estimated reduction in CO2 emissions of up to 1 million tons per year.
Mr Brendan Wauters, President & CEO of Senoko Energy said “The Stage 2 Repowering Project again illustrates Senoko Energy’s consistent focus on environmental sustainability. The completion of the project is a significant further step in the conversion from oil- to gas-fired generation, the new plant uses highly-efficient combined-cycle technology, and as part of the repowering concept a substantial portion of the existing equipment was re-cycled, re-furbished and re-used”.
Senoko Energy’s enlarged portfolio of gas-fired generating units will continue to use Piped Natural Gas (PNG), and going forward will also use Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from the LNG terminal on Jurong Island that is scheduled to be completed by the middle of this year.
“The investment we have made in these new units is in line with our vision to continue to position Senoko Energy as the leading energy supplier in Singapore. We are very pleased that reliable supply from the new units has started on schedule. We are also particularly happy that a strong safety record has been ensured throughout this complex construction project,” added Mr Wauters.
LNG World News Staff, February 08, 2013; Image: Senoko Energy