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Senoko Energy producing electricity using less fuel

Published on Feb 6, 2013 10:37 AM
 
Aerial photograph of the twin smokestacks of the Senoko Incineration Plant (SIP) (left) and the remaining chimney of the Senoko Power Station (right) on the Northern coast of Singapore, on the edge of the East Johor Strait on July 14, 2012. Singapore's largest power generation firm has switched some of its turbines to gas-fired ones. These turbines are more efficient and produce the same amount of electricity using less fuel. -- ST PHOTO : ALPHONSUS CHERN

Singapore's largest power generation firm has switched some of its turbines to gas-fired ones. These turbines are more efficient and produce the same amount of electricity using less fuel.

Senoko Energy on Wednesday morning officially announced the completion of its latest repowering project, which began in 2008 and converted three oil-fired turbines with a 750-megawatt capacity into two gas-fired ones whose total capacity is 862 MW. In all, Senoko has 3,300MW of generation capacity and supplies about 30 per cent of local energy needs.

The move also increases the plant's ability to take advantage of liquefied natural gas from the upcoming terminal, said Senoko president and chief executive Brendan Wauters, and LNG will eventually supply about 20 per cent of the firm's feedstock.

Today, more than 80 per cent of Singapore's electricity is made from natural gas.

 
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