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Sunseap Signs MoU with Riau Islands for Large-scale Solar Energy and Storage Plants

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Sunseap Group is Singapore’s largest provider of clean energy solutions. Today, Sunseap signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Riau Islands provincial government to jointly develop large-scale solar energy storage and energy plants that will supply electricity to Singapore and the Riau Islands.

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The MoU covers land available for Sunseap to construct solar energy plants and energy storage system (ESS) on 3,000 hectares.

Sunseap conducted surveys, location mappings and technical planning on many islands in Riau Islands Province. This includes Combol and Citlim.

Combol has investigated the feasibility of a 1,380 megawatt peak solar power plant (MWp) and a 3,500 megawatt hour (MWh (ESS) while Citlim Island houses a 1,682MWp solar plant (MWp) and 3,500 MWh (ESS).

These islands are located southwest of Batam Island. Sunseap and BP Batam have signed an MOU to construct floating photovoltaic storage and energy storage systems worth US$2 Billion on the Duriangkang reservoir. They will be able generate 2.2 gigawatts of electricity with a storage capacity of over 6,300MWh.

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Sunseap’s co-founder and Business Chief Executive officer Frank Phuan signed the latest MoU at the Indonesian Embassy in Singapore.

Mr Phuan stated that the Riau Islands were uniquely positioned to play a significant role in the energy transition in Southeast Asia. Sunseap is thrilled to have the opportunity to partner with the provincial government in transforming the Riau Archipelago’s renewable energy landscape.

“The planned projects will provide cost-efficient clean electricity to the surrounding communities of Singapore and Indonesia, and, most importantly, thousands of jobs in an industry that is rapidly growing for Riau province.”

Because of the smaller production scale and logistics involved in electricity supply, islands have higher electricity costs. We are optimistic that solar energy will not only help the Riau Islands reduce carbon emissions but also provide significant long-term cost savings to businesses and communities.

Pak Ansar stated “We look forward working with Sunseap, all its international partners, to tap the potential Riau Islands, that has an abundance of resources required to produce renewable energy, including sun, wind and biomass.

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“With Sunseap’s expertise, I hope to be in a position to accelerate my plans to transform Riau Islands to a renewable energy hub of Indonesia and to lower the energy costs for our industry and people.”

Sunseap and several international partners signed an MOU almost six months ago to explore and develop solar power systems and energy storage systems in the Riau Islands.

BP Batam and PT Mustika Combol Indah were some of the most prominent MoU parties.

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