PacificLight Power launches power plant in Singapore

SINGAPORE - PacificLight Power launched on Tuesday its 800MW combined cycle gas turbine power plant, the first in Singapore to be fully fuelled by liquefied natural gas (LNG).

Construction of the US$1.2 billion power plant on Jurong Island started in 2011, by a consortium of Siemens AG, Siemens and Samsung C&T.

The plant contributes 6.2 per cent of Singapore's total installed generating capacity, a company spokesman said.

Mr Chee Hong Tat, chief executive of the Energy Market Authority, said at the launch: "PacificLight Power is currently the largest consumer of LNG in Singapore... Its entry into the Singapore market has benefited consumers as it adds to the diversity of our generation sector and enhances competition in out electricity market."