Senoko Energy Inaugurates Its Stage 2 Repowering Project [Press Releases]
Singapore, 6 February 2013 – Singapore’s largest power generation company, Senoko Energy, today 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 1million 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.
Second Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr S Iswaran was the Guest-of-Honour at the Company’s Repowering Completion Ceremony. During the ceremony, Minister Iswaran awarded scholarships to ITE students, under the Senoko Energy Scholarship programme which has been designed to provide structured career development opportunities for fresh graduates entering the power industry.
Source and Image credit: Senoko Energy Pte Ltd