Indian-firm Sterling and Wilson has won the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to build the 28.6-megawatt (MW) solar power plant in Digos, Davao of Enfinity Philippines Renewable Resoures Inc.
Enfinity Philippines Renewable Resources Inc., a subsidiary of Enfinity N.V., a leading solar energy developer in Philippines has appointed India’s leading Solar EPC Sterling and Wilson to set up their 28.6 MW solar photovoltaic power plant in San Roque, Digos, Davao,” the company said in a statement Monday.
Sterling and Wilson noted it will use Hanwha’s solar one module of 310 Wp with a central inverter solution for the project.
The contractor added it will install pipe culverts for road crossing in four locations where the project intersects with a creek. It stressed the project’s layout will not affect the natural flow of water, while also providing the best solar resource for the power plant.
Sterling and Wilson said a drainage system will be created for the discharge of rainwater into the existing natural steam.
The Indian conglomerate also suggests a piling foundation for structures due to the significant presence of boulders in the area.
Sterling and Wilson said it will also take into consideration the high wind speeds of up to 200 kilometers per hour (kph) and cyclones that are common in the country.
The contractor said it will be constructed for the Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) mechanism, which if completed before March 16 next year, grants it an Php 8.69 per kilowatthour (kWh) rate for 20 years.
Sterling and Wilson said the deal gives them motivation to work harder, adding it was one of the only Indian solar EPC that has projects in the international market.
The company also expressed confidence that with their superior engineering capabilities, experience, and expertise in setting up solar power plants internationally will enable us to deliver Enfinity Philippines Renewable Resources Inc. with a solar solution that will exceed predicted plant performance levels.
Sterling and Wilson is the group company of the 150 year old Shapoorji Pallonhi Group, which is engaged in mechanical, electrical and public health engineering (MEP) services.
The firm is also developing solar and MEP projects across India, the Middle East, Central Asia, East Asia and Africa.
Meanwhile, Enfinity Philippines is a subsidiary of Belgian solar and wind developer Enfinity Global. It currently targets to build 500 MWs of solar capacity. (PNA)