PSA signs 21-year solar power deal for Singapore terminal

PSA Corporation is making use of one of Singapore’s bountiful resources and doing its bit for the environment as well with a solar power deal to provide clean energy to its facilities at Pasir Panjang Terminal.

PSA and Sunseap Group have signed a 21-year solar power purchase agreement that will enhance the eco-friendliness of the container port and ancillary buildings in PSA’s Singapore facilities, it said in a press release.

Sunseap will construct and install a 4 Megawatt peak solar system across five sites in PSA’s Singapore terminals, including terminal buildings, gates, maintenance base and workers’ dormitories at Pasir Panjang Terminal.

Under the contract, Sunseap will install and maintain the solar photovoltaic system as well as offer a competitive electricity tariff rate that will allow PSA to reduce its carbon footprint, in line with PSA’s sustainability goals.

The solar photovoltaic system is estimated to be operational by the end of October. Once completed, it will generate approximately 4.3 gigawatt hours of energy per year and offset a portion of Pasir Panjang Terminal’s energy needs. It will also help PSA offset 1,689 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions annually.

Frank Phuan, co-founder and director at Sunseap Group, said: “We are delighted that PSA Singapore has chosen to partner Sunseap for its solar energy requirements. We are encouraged by the increasing number of companies moving to adopt renewable energy options, and we stand ready to work with them to achieve their sustainability goals.”

PSA International Southeast Asia regional ceo Ong Kim Pong said: “PSA is pleased to enhance our commitment to environmental sustainability in Singapore through the implementation of solar power solutions on a terminal-wide scale. This deal will help us significantly reduce our carbon footprint, and will boost our commitment to renewable energy for years to come. In tandem, we are continuing with the electrification of our port equipment including yard cranes and automated guided vehicles, among our other green initiatives.”

Posted 18 January 2018

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Vincent Wee

Asia Editor, Seatrade Maritime News

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