Big electrical substation goes underground

Minister for National Development and Second Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong attends the Underground: Singapore’s Next Frontier exhibition at The URA Centre, on May 30, 2018.
Minister for National Development and Second Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong attends the Underground: Singapore’s Next Frontier exhibition at The URA Centre, on May 30, 2018.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Minister for National Development and Second Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong attends the Underground: Singapore’s Next Frontier exhibition at The URA Centre, on May 30, 2018.
Minister for National Development and Second Minister for Finance Lawrence Wong attends the Underground: Singapore’s Next Frontier exhibition at The URA Centre, on May 30, 2018.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

A new electrical substation is being planned which could produce enough electricity to supply the Labrador area.

But residents will not see it, as it will be built underground - forming part of a nationwide push to use more subterranean space in land-scarce Singapore.

The 230kV station will be located at the former Pasir Panjang Power District, below a new commercial building, and is scheduled to be ready by 2025.

Built by power company SP Group, it will be Singapore's largest underground substation and free up about 3ha of land at the site - equal to about four football fields.

No details on the project's cost were available.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 31, 2018, with the headline 'Big electrical substation goes underground'. Print Edition | Subscribe