MANILA, Philippines – State-of-the-art design and tooling strategies are driving significant progress in the completion of the solar energy facilities of a subsidiary of Prime Infrastructure Capital Inc (Prime Infra) in the provinces of Batangas and Cavite.
Solar Tanauan Corp.’s project in the cities of Maragondon (Cavite) and Tanauan (Batangas) started last April and was designed to produce up to 140 megawatts of installed capacity and with total annual generation estimated to power at least 84,000 homes. more than 100,000 tons of coal per year.
Prime Infra, Solar Tanauan, government officials, companies and individuals involved in the project celebrated its progress at a ceremony last September 19.
“We are proud to have the most advanced execution technology and strategy for a solar project here in the Philippines,” Guillaume Lucci, president and CEO of Prime Infra, said in a statement.
“This celebration is a testament to Prime Infra’s approach to deploying sustainable energy projects and reaffirms our commitment to developing breakthrough innovative solutions for a clean energy future,” said Lucci.
The project uses digital twin technology, drones to monitor progress and a 24-hour quality control system at the factory that produces solar components and on site.
The purchasing and construction processes were also streamlined through a system called Front End Engineering Design (FEED).
This allows suppliers to focus on their specialties and uses software that simplifies the assessment of earthworks.
“The reason we have reached this point is also because we are extremely collaborative with the government and with the communities,” Lucci said.
“This not only applies to us as a developer, but to all our partners and suppliers. I think this has really been the key to the exceptional pace of our project,” said Lucci.
Present at the event were Cavite officials led by Governor Jonvic Remulla and Batangas Rep. Ma. Theresa Collantes and these top Prime Infra executives: Chief Regulatory Officer Vince Dizon, CFO Sandy Alipio, Chief Project Officer for Solar and Wind Daniel Blanco.
These Solar Tanauan officials were also present: President Donato Almeda and President-CEO Cheryll Len Mendoza. Department of Energy Renewable Energy Management Bureau Director Melissa Cerezo was also in attendance.
“This venture is incredible,” Remulla said. “It is my hope that as we capture every little ray of sunshine in this village, we can light the country towards a better future,” he said.
Collantes said she welcomed the increasing use of renewable energy in her province of Batangas.
“This concrete shift to solar energy is not only a practical solution today, but it is also an environmentally conscious choice,” said Collantes.