Sembcorp to build solar systems to power hangar facilities at Changi, Seletar

SIAU MING EN Today Online 26 Oct 17;

SINGAPORE — Energy solutions provider Sembcorp Industries will be developing two solar energy systems to help ST Aerospace power its operations at two facilities.

A subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Engineering (ST Engineering), ST Aerospace operates hangar facilities at Changi, Seletar and Paya Lebar airports to service, repair and overhaul aircrafts.

The new systems, which will be tied to a utility power grid, are to be placed on the rooftops of its Changi and Seletar facilities. They will have a combined capacity of 4.1 megawatts and will directly supply renewable power to the facilities — enough to meet about 40 per cent of their needs on an average day.

Construction for both rooftop solar systems would begin this month, Sembcorp said in a press release on Wednesday (Oct 25). The system at Changi is expected to be completed by February next year, while the one at Seletar will be ready in April next year.

Both systems — to be owned, operated and maintained by Sembcorp — cost about S$5.4 million, which would be “funded internally”, it added.

This is Sembcorp’s second rooftop solar energy deal with clients from Singapore’s aerospace and aviation industry. Its first was to provide similar systems at two airfreight terminals near Changi Airport.

Outside of the industry, it also has two other such projects with Asia Pacific Breweries Singapore in Tuas, and Stolthaven Singapore, a warehousing and storage services provider, on Jurong Island. SIAU MING EN