Singapore’s New Geothermal Potential Initiatives

Singapore is preparing for their extensive study about its geothermal potential for electricity generation. It will start in the second half of 2024 and last two years. The Energy Market Authority (EMA) says this study will cost about $16 million and will look all over Singapore. They started this project because they aim to transition towards greener energy sources to the fullest extent feasible.

They have already done some studies before. One was conducted in 2023 by the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), urban and infrastructural consultancy Surbana Jurong, and Tumcreate, the Technical University of Munich multidisciplinary research platform in Singapore. This study found temperatures of up to 200 degrees Celsius in Sembawang and Pulau Tekong. These places might have the right temperature deep down to make power.

In September 2023, the EMA called for proposals for an extensive, non-intrusive examination to evaluate Singapore’s geothermal potential, reaching depths of up to 10km. The survey areas could include mainland Singapore, territorial waters, and offshore islands. Subsequently, in April, Surbana Jurong secured the tender for a million.

​In 2023, EMA asked for ideas from different companies to conduct this new study. They chose a company called Surbana Jurong to do it. They will start their studies in the second part of the year. The tender was given in April to Surbana Jurong for $16 million.

Professor Alessandro Romagnoli from NTU School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering led the last study. He says they found hot places in Sembawang and want to look at other areas like Pulau Tekong, western Singapore, and eastern Singapore. They have been drilling in Sembawang to get more information about the underground. They want to work with Surbana Jurong to learn even more.

“We also want to explore the options to demonstrate geothermal heat extraction and utilisation,” said Professor Alessandro Romagnoli.

They have new ways to get heat from the ground without digging too much. They have new ways to get heat from the ground without digging too much. One way is using underground pipes to transfer heat from the hot granite layers to the surface and make electricity. They will use special machines and tools to do this study without disturbing the ground too much. They will also look at data from other studies to help them. Many companies wanted to do this study, but Surbana Jurong was picked because it offered the best value for money. They will work with EMA to make sure the study gives good results.

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