Total announces the solarization of its largest lubricants plant worldwide, located in Singapore
SINGAPORE: 8 October – On 8 October, Total announced the solarization of its largest state-of- the-art lubricants oil blending plant, located in Singapore. The Tuas plant produces lubricants used mainly for automotive market, as well as industrial and marine applications in the ASEAN market. It has an annual production capacity of 310,000 metric tons.
The new photovoltaic solar system installation has a 1,200-kW capacity. The solar panels will contribute 35% of the site’s energy requirements to reduce reliance on traditional fuels. 3,682 solar panels are expected to generate 1,511 megawatt hours of electricity per year – equivalent to the power required for 132 four-room Housing Development Board (HDB) flats annually. Consequently, the plant will help reduce up to 528 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions a year, comparable to the impact of taking 105 cars off the road or saving 9,000 trees per year.
Installation of the solar system demonstrates Total’s commitment to better energy and supports Singapore’s efforts in mitigating climate change under the 2016 Paris Accord. The project forms part of Total’s wider solarization program. Earlier this year, the company inaugurated its thousandth solarized service station, powered by solar panels at the TOTAL Palmeraie retail outlet in