Signing of Consulting Agreement pertaining to Underground Substation Construction Project in Singapore
˜ Providing technical support for the first 230kV underground electrical substation to be constructed in Southeast Asia ˜
August 23, 2021
Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc.
TEPCO Power Grid, Inc.
KANDENKO CO., LTD.
On July 14 of this year, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. (HQ: Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo; President: Tomoaki Kobayakawa; hereinafter referred to as, “TEPCO HD”), TEPCO Power Grid, Inc. (HQ: Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo; President: Yoshinori Kaneko; hereinafter referred to as, “TEPCO PG”) and KANDENKO CO., LTD. (HQ: Minato Ward, Tokyo; President: Toshio Nakama; hereinafter referred to as, “Kandenko”) entered into a consulting agreement with SP Group* (HQ: Singapore; Group CEO: Stanley Huang Tian Guan) pertaining to its underground substation construction project.
Singapore has a limited amount of usable land and SP Group is engaged in a project to construct an underground substation in Labrador, which is positioned as a new economic center, based on the government's policy to utilize underground areas for the construction of substations.
This will be the first 230kV underground electrical substation to be constructed in Southeast Asia and many technical challenges have to be addressed during the detailed design phase, such as achieving technical coordination between electrical equipment and buildings.
For this reason, SP Group has sought out technical partners with knowledge pertaining to underground substations which led to the signing of a consulting agreement with the TEPCO Group, which has over 40 years of experience in the design/construction and operation/maintenance of underground substations both within and outside of Japan.
In accordance with this consulting contract, the TEPCO Group will provide technical support until completion of construction in the form of the deliberation of specifications for transformer equipment and underground transmission cables required in an underground substation and for construction procurement, the technical assessment of bidders, and the management of structure construction and schedules, etc.
TEPCO HD, TEPCO PG and Kandenko will help SP Group make this underground substation a reality, and achieve Sustainable Development Goals 7 (Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all) and 9 (Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation) in Singapore, while also leveraging the facility planning and design/grid management technology that they cultivate through consulting projects overseas and transmission/distribution projects in Japan to further expand their overseas businesses.
*SP Group is a leading utilities group in the Asia Pacific, empowering the future of energy with low-carbon, smart energy solutions for its customers. It owns and operates electricity and gas transmission and distribution businesses in Singapore and Australia, and sustainable energy solutions in Singapore and China.