Sterling & Wilson bags solar power project


INDIA’S Sterling & Wilson has bagged the contract to build a new solar photovoltaic power plant in Clark, Pampanga.

Singapore-headquartered clean energy developer Sindicatum Renewable Energy awarded the engineering, procurement and construction contract to Sterling & Wilson for the solar power plant. The 23-megawatt (MW) plant will be installed at Clark Freeport Zone.

The Clark project will be constructed under the Solar Power Procurement Program of the Department of Energy (DOE), which qualifies for the department’s feed-in-tariff mechanism.

Sterling & Wilson will design the plant infrastructure so it can withstand adverse soil conditions and high wind speeds. It has up to February 2016 to hand over a fully functional solar power plant to its owners.

The plant output will be fed into the nearest substation of the National Grid Corp. of the Philippines (NGCP).

With this order, the firm has scaled a new peak as a trusted global engineering, procurement and construction company, Bikesh Ogra, president of Sterling & Wilson’s Electrical & Solar Business, said.

“Our hard work and persistence in being ever present and relevant in the international solar market has started reaping good results,” he said.

“We are confident of providing a technically superior and robust solar power plant that will stand the test of time,” he added.

Sterling & Wilson’s order book now stands at 101 MW in the Philippines alone.

Clark Freeport is the former United States Air Force Base that has now been redeveloped into an economic center for business, industry, aviation, education, and tourism.


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