French supermajor Total will provide a solar power system for the Singapore liquefied natural gas terminal on Jurong Island.

Singapore LNG (SLNG) revealed Wednesday it had signed an agreement with Total Solar Distributed Generation for the latter to finance, build and operate a 600 kilowatt peak rooftop solar power system at the terminal.

SLNG said the agreement was part of its “Green Strategy”, with the system, which will generate roughly 800-megawatt hours of renewable energy, having the potential to offset an estimated 300 tonnes of annual carbon dioxide emissions.

"SLNG is committed to doing its part to help fight climate change and promote environmental sustainability; and the use of solar energy at our Terminal is just a modest first step,” SLNG chief executive Tan Soo Koong said.

“We are also actively exploring ways to catalyse the use of LNG and other green energy alternatives. For one, we are looking into collaborations to develop new infrastructure in Singapore to promote the use of LNG as a cleaner marine fuel. For another, we are working with various partners to develop technologies related to the importation, transportation and storage of hydrogen."

The installation of the solar panels is expected to be completed during the fourth quarter of 2020.

The Singapore LNG terminal is situated on a 40-hectare plot at the southern-most tip of Jurong Island and has a regasification capacity of 11 million tonnes per annum, with the capacity to expand up to 15 million tpa in the future.