Shell considers solar panels to power Singapore refinery site

Royal Dutch Shell is considering to install solar panels to power its Bukom refining site in Singapore.

“We are exploring the potential of installing solar panels at our Pulau Bukom Manufacturing Site,” a company spokeswoman told Reuters on Tuesday without providing further details.

The Bukom manufacturing site includes a 500,000 barrels-per-day refinery, which is Shell’s largest wholly owned refinery.

It has so far identified three manufacturing and logistics sites in Singapore’s western regions of Tuas, Jurong Island and Pandan to install a solar photovoltaic (PV) power generation system, with a combined peak capacity of about three megawatts.

The first and largest of the three Shell solar farms, which will go live next month, will have more than 6,500 panels placed above a lubricant plant in Tuas. The solar farm is expected to produce about 3,300 megawatt hours of renewable energy every year.

Installations at Shell’s sites in Pandan and Jurong Island are expected to start in late 2019 and early 2020 respectively, the company said.

Globally, Shell is installing solar photovoltaic panels on the roofs of seven lubricant plants in China, India, Italy, Singapore and Switzerland.


Source: Reuters

Tags: renewable energy, solar energy, Oil refinery plant

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