Monday, 25 June 2012

DP CleanTech signs with AseaOne Power Corporation in the Philippines to support a 12MW biomass energy initiative

DP CleanTech has taken a significant step towards consolidating its business in the Philippines with the recent signing of a contract for a 12 MWe biomass power plant with AseaOne Power Corporation (AOPC).

The rapid growth of island tourism in the Panay and Guimaras regions demands a power supply that is reliable, clean and socially responsible, and the plant is part of a 42MW clean energy initiative to meet this need.  The 12 MWe project in Aklan province will make a meaningful contribution to the power outlook in the short term by helping to reduce chronic power shortages and carbon-emission.  In the long term, it will be part of the development of a balanced long term energy supply, whilst meeting environmental and social objectives with multiplier impact in terms of enhancing job generation and upgrading income levels in the agricultural sector which is the major beneficiary of the biomass power plant project.

The scope of supply includes the total power plant including Fuel Handling, Boiler and Turbine, which will be  provided on a turnkey (EPC) basis.The primary feedstock will come from local sustainable agricultural rice crop residues – rice husk and rice straw as well as woodchips.  However, there is a need to ensure future fuel flexibility, and the advanced technology thermal combustion boiler has been further refined by DP CleanTech to handle multiple fuels, and also to optimize the combustion of alternative and diverse fuel sources such as sugarcane waste, coco leafwood and woodchips.   The level of efficiency and flexibility that could be provided by DP CleanTech technology was a key factor in winning this project, which is due for completion in April 2014.

Simon Parker, CEO of DP CleanTech commented “We are very pleased to be working with Asea One Power, as one of the pioneers in biomass energy investments in the Philippines.  We have a shared vision to develop and utilize the most efficient and reliable solutions and technologies which will help to ensure that biomass energy becomes an integral source of economic growth and prosperity in the Philippines.” Mr. Paul Y. Rodriguez, President & CEO of ASEA One, shared Mr. Parker’s sentiments “I am looking forward to a long-term mutually beneficial business relationship with DP Cleantech.”

DP CleanTech is singularly focused on delivering biomass and waste-to-energy solutions for multiple fuel types and diverse customer requirements.  Its global track record has consistently proven the efficiency of its solutions in delivering clean, reliable and cost effective renewable energy, and with this project, the company hopes to further demonstrate its credentials in the Asian market.

Simon Parker CEO, DP CleanTech said “The Chinese government has recently implemented new laws to better control the development of biomass power plants. These new policies are a positive step in the right direction, and will encourage a healthier industry that utilizes modern efficient solutions with better environmental protection. Standards between China and Europe are converging, and we are pleased to see the Government taking the development of the industry seriously to ensure its robust growth to become a key component of its clean energy strategy. The combination of our European and Chinese experience, technology and professional approach is starting to pay dividends as our clients become more knowledgeable and demanding of their biomass energy partners.”  

DP CleanTech is well positioned to benefit due to its superior experience delivering biomass power plants in China and its emphasis on providing total, integrated solutions DP has the best proven track record in China having delivered 40% of the biomass power plants operating in China today, including plants of varying size and fuel type. Furthermore DP CleanTech’s European technology holds significant advantage over local competitors in meeting the China government’s recently implemented NOx emissions standards.