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Keppel O&M to work on Singapore’s first floating energy storage system

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Singapore’s Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) and Energy Market Authority (EMA) have awarded a research grant to pilot the country’s first floating Energy Storage System (ESS).

The project has been awarded to a consortium led by Envision Digital International.

Keppel O&M will work with the consortium to deploy a 7.5MW/7.5MWh lithium-ion battery ESS on Keppel O&M’s Floating Living Lab (FLL).

Being the largest ESS deployment to-date in Singapore, the testbed will use an innovative liquid-cooling solution that utilises seawater to cool the battery cells and enhance the lifecycle of the ESS.

The ESS will also explore the first-of-its-kind battery stacking solution in Singapore, potentially reducing the footprint required for deployment by up to 40%.

The ESS will be integrated with a Smart Energy Management System (SEMS) on the FLL to enhance its operational efficiency. Supported by artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms, the SEMS will optimise the efficiency of operations and reduce overall energy usage.

The project is expected to be completed in 2023.

“Besides supporting Singapore’s energy needs, the developed solution will have multiple applications such as supporting areas with intermittent power supply, and rapid deployment to provide emergency power for places or remote islands affected by power disruptions. It can also be deployed on hybrid or fully electric vessels to significantly reduce carbon emissions,” said Chris Ong, ceo of Keppel O&M.

The SGD10m ($7.4m) partnership between Keppel O&M and EMA highlights the co-creation efforts from the government and industry to spur innovative energy solutions and build capabilities in the wider industry ecosystem.

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