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AFRY secures owner’s engineering assignment for large-scale solar power project in the Philippines

Mon, 25/03/2024 - 08:00 CET

Aboitiz Solar Power, Inc., a subsidiary of Aboitiz Power Corporation (AboitizPower) has appointed AFRY as the owner’s engineer for the construction of a 172 MWp solar photovoltaic (PV) plant including grid interconnection works. The project, located in Negros Occidental in the Philippines, aims to feed renewable energy into the Visayas grid.

AboitizPower is one of the biggest power companies in the Philippines and the Calatrava project is one of the five projects in its portfolio of solar power projects which has nearly 1,000 MW of renewable energy projects in the pipeline, with plans to build at least 3,700 MW by 2030.

Spanning approximately 143 hectares of relatively flat terrain with rolling slopes, the Calatrava project will utilise a fixed ground-mounted solar installation and is planned to be connected via 230kV voltage to the Calatrava substation.

AFRY will play a key role in the project by providing project management assistance, design review and support services during the construction and commissioning of the solar power plant, including the interconnection facility up to the Calatrava substation. The project aims to export electricity to the grid by the end of 2024.

“AFRY is proud to have been selected as the Owner’s Engineer in this major solar project. This partnership with AboitizPower underscores AFRY’s commitment to advancing sustainable energy solutions and supporting the Philippines’ transition towards a cleaner and greener future”, says Nicky Gemperle, President of AFRY Philippines.

AFRY stands as one of the largest power sector engineering consulting companies in the Philippines, supporting the country’s transition towards clean energy by serving project owners, lenders and contractors with technical, market and environmental and social advisory services, Engineering Procurement and Construction Management (EPCM), and operation and maintenance consultancy.

Learn more about AFRY’s operations in the Philippines

In the Philippines, AFRY has been involved in a wide spectrum of energy sector projects. This includes ground-mounted, floating and rooftop solar PV, onshore and offshore wind power, battery storage, hydropower, pumped storage systems, biomass, and natural gas power plants, liquified natural gas (LNG) terminals, LNG-to-Power, nuclear power and transmission and distribution grids. Overall, AFRY has successfully completed over 220 power sector assignments in the Philippines, showcasing a strong commitment to sustainable solutions to accelerate the country’s transition to a clean energy future. 

For more information, please contact:

Petteri Härkki, Regional Director Asia, Renewable Energy and Thermal Power

Nicky Gemperle, President, AFRY Philippines

Virginia Ferrari, Communications Manager, Energy

AFRY provides engineering, design, digital and advisory services to accelerate the transition towards a sustainable society. We are 19,000 devoted experts in industry, energy and infrastructure sectors, creating impact for generations to come. AFRY has Nordic roots with a global reach, net sales of 27 BSEK and is listed on Nasdaq Stockholm.

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