One of the country’s largest power producers, Aboitiz Power Corporation (AboitizPower) will start its second solar project in Pangasinan after securing Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) agreements, through PV Sinag Power Inc., a particular purpose vehicle of its subsidiary, Aboitiz Renewables Inc. (ARI).
AboitizPower president and chief executive officer Emmanuel Rubio said the EPC contracts were awarded to SUMEC Complete Equipment and Engineering Co., Ltd. (SUMEC Engineering) and Hansei Corporation for DC and AC, respectively.
“This project is proof that AboitizPower is well underway in terms of our renewable energy growth ambitions. We look forward to its completion to continue to serve our country’s growing needs with zero-emissions renewable energy and contribute to achieving a sustainable energy transition,” Rubio maintained.
SUMEC specializes in EPC contracting for international and domestic markets. At the same time, Hansei Corporation is a Philippine-based EPC and Operation and Maintenance company and contractor for electric power transmission, distribution, and substation utility services supporting global initiatives toward renewable energy.
The solar power project site is situated in Barangay Laoag, Aguilar, Pangasinan, its second besides Cayanga Solar power plant in Bugallon, eyed for commercial operations by June 2023.
Further, he said most of the plant’s output is already contracted for 20 years to a leading retail company in the Philippines. Once completed, the project is expected to generate approximately 261 Gigawatts hours of clean energy annually, equivalent to the yearly power consumption of around 100,000 average Filipino households.
For his part, ARI executive director David Smith shared his excitement for yet another incredible journey ahead with its second solar project in Pangasinan.
“It marks another significant milestone of our increasing renewable energy portfolio supporting the country’s energy transition to more environmentally sustainable sources,” Smith said.