Sembcorp Industries to build Jurong Island energy storage systems

Batteries. Credit: Roberto Sorin on UnsplashBatteries. Credit: Roberto Sorin on Unsplash

Sembcorp Industries has been appointed by Singapore’s Energy Market Authority to build, own and operate 200 megawatts/200 megawatt hours of energy storage systems, the company said in a filing to SGX Wednesday.

The project, located on Jurong Island, is expected to be completed by year-end, the filing said.

Sembcorp has 474MW/624MWh in its battery storage portfolio across Singapore and the U.K., making it one of Asia’s largest battery operators, the filing said.

The latest project brings Sembcorp’s total renewable portfolio to 7.0GW in operation and under development globally, the filing said. The company is targeting 10GW of gross installed renewable energy capacity by 2025, the filing said.

In December, Sembcorp announced its subsidiary Sembcorp Energy UK (SEUK) planned to build Europe’s largest battery energy storage system in the U.K. SEUK’s project is for a 360 megawatt battery at its site at Wilton International on Teesside, in a move to support the U.K.’s net zero targets and to bolster the resilience of the electricity network and the growth of renewable energy.