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PacificLight Power launches S$1.2b plant on Jurong Island

PacificLight Power has launched its S$1.2b power plant on Jurong Island. It is the first in Singapore to be completely fuelled by liquefied natural gas (LNG).

SINGAPORE: PacificLight Power has launched its S$1.2 billion power plant on Jurong Island.

The 800 mega-watts combined cycle gas turbine power plant is the first in Singapore to be completely fuelled by liquefied natural gas (LNG).

The use of LNG is part of Singapore's plan to diversify its energy sources and to decrease its reliance on piped natural gas.

The Energy Market Authority's chief executive Chee Hong Tat officiated the plant's opening ceremony on Tuesday.

Construction of the power plant commenced in 2011.

The plant, located on a 11.3-hectare site on Jurong Island, will contribute 6.2 per cent of Singapore's total installed power generating capacity.

PacificLight Power said it is "one of the most efficient and flexible power plants operating in the region".

The company is 70 per cent owned by FPM Power Holdings and 30 per cent by Petronas Power Sdn Bhd.  

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