Singapore’s PacificLight Power today launched the city-state’s first LNG power plant located on Jurong Island. The 800 MW combined gas turbine power plant, worth S$ 1.2 billion (US$ 955 million, will be entirely fuelled by LNG. The project represents the sovereign city-state’s attempt to diversify supply sources, boost its demeanor as a natural gas trading hub and curb reliance on piped natural gas.
Yu Tat Ming, CEO of PacificLight Power, said: "Traditionally, we only rely on piped natural gas coming from our neighbours, Malaysia and Indonesia […] LNG is international so you can source it from every part of the world."
Earlier this year, Singapore’s first LNG terminal was officially opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at a ceremony held at the Terminal on Jurong Island.
Edited from various sources by Ted Monroe
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