Week In South East Asia: Blueleaf Energy Appoints Raghuram Natarajan as CEO; Sembcorp Marine And SP Group Partner To Integrate Solar Energy At Tuas Boulevard Yard and More

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Blueleaf Energy Appoints Raghuram Natarajan as CEO

GIG portfolio company, Blue Leaf Energy Asia Pte Limited, has announced the appointment of Raghuram (Ram) Natarajan as Chief Executive Officer. Mr Natarajan will spearhead Blueleaf’s expansion plans in the Asia-Pacific region and lead its rapidly growing team. Mr Natarajan brings 15 years of senior leadership experience in wind, solar and battery storage solutions across the Asia-Pacific region. In his previous positions as APAC CEO with Juwi and Mainstream Renewable Power, Mr Natarajan managed the development of over 5 GW of renewable energy projects and delivered close to 2 GW of solar and wind projects into commercial operation and long-term asset management.

Sembcorp Marine And SP Group Partner To Integrate Solar Energy At Tuas Boulevard Yard

Sembcorp Marine and SP Group (SP) signed a partnership agreement to enhance the sustainability credentials of Sembcorp Marine’s flagship Tuas Boulevard Yard (TBY or Yard). To lower Sembcorp Marine’s carbon footprint, SP will be commissioned to deploy 4.0 MWp of solar energy across seven rooftops at TBY. The solar energy generated will be integrated and optimised via SP’s Green Energy Tech (GETTM) to provide intelligent and reliable energy management to realise significant energy savings. With the additional rooftop solar installation, TBY’s new solar power capacity of 8.5 MWp will deliver up to 10,400 MWh of electricity annually – enough to power more than 2,300 four-room flats per year. 

Envision Digital With ST Engineering To Co-develop Net Zero Carbon Digital Building Innovations, Contributing to Singapore Green Plan 2030

Envision Digital International Pte Ltd (“Envision Digital”), a global net zero partner and Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) technology leader with headquarters in Singapore, and ST Engineering have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to jointly build an end-to-end net zero carbon urban infrastructure solution for the public and commercial sectors. The collaboration will see the two companies combine their strengths in digitalisation, AIoT and smart urban solutions to contribute to the Energy Reset initiative under the Singapore Green Plan 2030, from enabling greener commercial and industrial buildings to more sustainable towns and districts. As part of the MOU, both companies will commit to six months of joint development to build a cloud-based, Integrated Net Zero Carbon Digital Building Suite that connects and facilitates real-time data flows across ST Engineering’s smart digital building solutions. These include connected IoT sensors for smart lighting and indoor daylight harvesting, integrated security management systems, smart car park platforms, advanced crowd detection systems and data-driven facility management systems.

Trina Solar 210 Vertex Modules Used For 60MW Floating Solar PV System In Singapore

The 60 MW floating solar photovoltaic system on Tengeh Reservoir in Singapore- which uses 12,556 Trina Solar 210 Vertex dual-glass modules -was recently connected to the grid and is now in full commercial operation. The project, the largest floating solar PV system in Singapore, is a global showcase of

excellent performance and high reliability. Construction of this project commenced in June 2020. This project is expected to remain in commercial operation for more than 25 years, and it marks a significant milestone in Singapore’s renewable energy development. The floating solar PV system will generate 77,259,302/Kwh each year and will offset about 57,777 tons of carbon emissions annually. This makes Singapore one of the few countries in the world to achieve 100% green waterworks.

LONGi And Solar Electric Vietnam (SEV) Complete Large Commercial PV Installation

LONGi, the world leading solar technology company, has supplied 1,224kWp of high-efficiency modules to the Crystal International Group in Hanoi. The project was executed by Solar Electric Vietnam, a leading EPC with extensive commercial and industrial PV experience. The project owner is Star Fashion Co., a subsidiary of the Crystal International Group, which has over 9,000 employees specializing in garment production for well-known brands. Solar irradiation in Hanoi is around 1,075kWh/kWp and it is estimated that the system will generate an annual 1,389MWh of clean energy at a rate 15% cheaper than EVN. “The project will also eliminate around 1,268 tons of CO2 every year”, commented Tuan Le, an engineer at SEV.

Global Business Power Corporation (GBP) Begins Construction Of 115 MW Peak Solar Plant In Rizal, Philippines

PH Renewables, Inc. (PHRI), a subsidiary of Global Business Power Corporation (GBP), recently celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony of its first solar power plant in Baras, Rizal. With a capacity of 115 MW peak, the project is expected to commence commercial operations in 2022. PHRI’s solar project marks GBP’s entry in the renewable energy market. As a leading power generator in the Visayas and with operations in the fast-growing Mindanao market, the solar plant located within a 135-hectare area inside the Philippine Communications Satellite Corporation’s (PHILCOMSAT) grounds in Rizal allows GBP to finally service the three major islands of the country.

Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Holdings Berhad (MHB) Becomes Solar Powered With Rooftop Installation

Malaysia Marine and Heavy Engineering Holdings Berhad (MHB) is a globally trusted energy and marine solutions provider for a wide range of heavy engineering facilities and vessels. It has announced that its operation yard, namely MMHE West, in Pasir Gudang, Johor is now powered by solar. This is following the completion of rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) panels installation by M+ by PETRONAS, the solar solution brand of PETRONAS, where the agreement will run for 21 years until 2042. The installation of this 8.3 megawatt peak (MWp) solar rooftop at MMHE West represents the largest rooftop solar installation in a single compound within Malaysia. The 18,720 units of solar PV panels with a total size of 440,496 square feet (sq ft) will provide energy for 8 buildings at MMHE West. These panels collectively generate an estimated

10,000-megawatt hours (MWh) of clean energy each year. This subsequently translates to a reduction of an approximate 6,286 tonnes of carbon emissions into the atmosphere annually. This amounts to 132,000 tonnes of carbon emissions reduced throughout the 21 years which is equivalent to planting 2 million trees.

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