First in Southeast Asia: a Battery Storage Facility in the Philippines

Masinloc, Zambales - Local government officials and AES Philippines partners gathered today, 15th of December 2015, to mark the start of construction of the new Battery Energy Storage Array. This project will provide a 10-megawatt of interconnected capacity to the Luzon grid. This pioneering project, located at the Masinloc Plant in Zambales, will be the first grid scale battery energy storage (BES) facility in Southeast Asia. During the groundbreaking ceremony, AES Philippines’ Managing Director – Mr. Neeraj Bhat, explained the benefits of a battery energy storage. He emphasized that the BES plants are much more flexible, precise and fast. “They can either charge or discharge energy, respond precisely to operator signals, and dispatch across their entire capacity range in less than a second.”

Sta. Clara International Corporation’s (SCIC) Senior Vice President for Special Operations Division, Mr. Nobukazu Kotake said, “We are happy to build this prestigious Masinloc Array as it is in line with our power and energy expertise in construction. As the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) for the Balance of Plant Contractor of this project, our company is proud to be on the forefront of this innovation in the region.”

About Sta. Clara International Corporation (SCIC)
Founded in 1976, STA. CLARA INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION is one of the leading full-service engineering, construction, development and management enterprise in the Philippines, with overseas operations, serving the Power and Utilities, Infrastructure and Civil Engineering sectors. The group’s reputation and success have been achieved because of its strong technological orientation and advanced skills in Project Management for the implementation of complex projects. SCIC offers market research; feasibility studies; design and engineering; site management; works execution; startup & commissioning; operation and maintenance; and customer personnel training.