DNV GL supports Singapore’s national water agency to realize 50 MW floating PV project
Post date: 04/07/2019 - 17:29
Norwegian DNV GL, a quality assurance and risk management company in the oil and gas, energy and maritime industries, has been contracted by Singapore’s national water agency PUB as technical advisor for the 50 MW floating PV (FPV) project at the Tengeh Reservoir in Singapore. According to the company, the facility »will be one of the largest single floating solar systems in the world«, and is south-east Asia’s largest public tender for floating PV to date.
The Tengeh Reservoir floating solar PV project is due to be operational by 2021. It will power the reservoir’s water treatment facilities. Despite having limited renewable energy options, Singapore has made firm commitments to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, says the company. »Solar power is the country’s most viable renewable energy source. In such a densely populated country, the emerging technology of floating PV offers an attractive way to optimize the use of space while increasing the level of green energy.«
PUB has appointed DNV GL as technical advisor for the next phase of the project. It will include providing tender support and proposal evaluation during the bidding phase. Subsequently, DNV GL will also carry out design reviews, testing and commissioning reviews during the construction phase as well as performance analysis and site testing when the project is operational.
DNV GL’s track record in floating PV is close to 800 MW of projects in the Asia Pacific Region,« said Nicolas Renon, the company’s Executive Vice President Asia Pacific.