Client
Renewable Energy Corporation (REC)
Location
Tuas, Singapore

REC Solar Production Manufacturing Facility - Construction

Fluor provided engineering, procurement, and construction management services for the Buildings and Infrastructure scope for Renewable Energy Corporation's (REC) manufacturing complex for production of wafers, cells, and modules in Singapore.

The project was recognized with the Singapore Building and Construction Authority (BCA) 'Green Mark', indicating that the buildings meet criteria for energy efficiency, water efficiency, project development and management, good indoor environmental quality and environmental protection and innovation.


Solar Production Manufacturing Facility EPC
Client's Challenge

REC is among the world's leading integrated solar energy companies.

The production facility in Tuas, Singapore was ramped up during 2010, and the site is now fully operational. The facility leverages the technology from the Norwegian production facilities for multicrystalline wafer and cell production. The scale of the Singapore facility represents a step change in REC production capabilities, increasing wafer production by approximately 40 percent, and cell and module capacity by almost 400 percent.

The new facility will allow REC to increasingly offer products that will compete with traditional, grid-based electricity. So far, about 1,500 employees have been employed by REC at the Tuas plants. The organization has demonstrated strong performance, targeting a competitive position in the industry by the end of 2011.

  • Wafers
    Wafer capacity is estimated at 740 MW.
  • Cells
    Cell capacity is estimated at 550 MW.
  • Modules
    The module capacity is estimated at 590 MW.


Solar Production Manufacturing Facility Engineering
Fluor's Solution

Fluor provided engineering, procurement, and construction management services for the Buildings and Infrastructure scope for REC's manufacturing complex for production of wafers, cells, and modules in Singapore.

Fluor's scope included:

  • High voltage electrical substation and distribution
  • Wastewater treatment
  • Process gas storage and distribution
  • Chilled water system
  • Domestic and potable water system
  • Tower water system
  • Compressed air system
  • Administration building
  • All underground services, firewater, etc.
  • Wafer support building


Integrated Solar Production Manufacturing Facility Grand Opening
Conclusion

REC's integrated solar production facility in Tuas, Singapore officially opened November 3, 2010.

The project was finalized at an investment about 20 percent lower than the original estimate.

This milestone is the largest single investment ever made by REC, the largest clean tech investment ever made in Singapore at 2.5 billion Singapore dollars (about EUR 1.3 billion).