Fulfilling its commitment to renew the country’s energy, Sta. Clara International Corporation successfully completed the Civil Works Balance of Plant (BOP) for the Philippines’ largest wind power plant project – the 160MW Pagudpud Wind Farm. Officially inaugurated last May 26, 2023, by President Ferdinand “BongBong” Marcos, Jr., and Ayala Corporation Chairman Jaime Augusto Zobel de Ayala; the project is set to bring clean energy to about 124,000 homes in the country.
Sta. Clara was able to deliver above and beyond expectations both in output and schedule and has already begun the expansion phase of the project – the 70MW Caparispisan 2. “The team behind the 160MW Pagudpud (Baloi-Caunayan) Wind Power has achieved significant progress despite encountering numerous challenges during construction. Overcoming these hurdles has demonstrated unwavering commitment and expertise, ensuring the successful development of this renewable energy project,” Engr. Ryan Flores, SCIC’s Project Manager for the Pagudpud Wind Farm, remarked.
Graced by DOE Secretary Raphael “Popo” Lotilla, Congressman Ferdinand Alexander “Sandro” Marcos, Ilocos Norte Vice Governor Cecilia Araneta-Marcos, Ferdinand Zobel de Ayala (Ayala Corporation Special Advisor to the Board), ACEN President Eric Francia, and Sta. Clara Chairmain & Managing Director Nicandro Linao the inauguration marked the beginning of greater possibilities for the country’s renewable energy sector.
As the national government and the private sector continue to strengthen their relationship to bring sustainable power sources for the Filipino people, more and more renewable energy projects are being developed across the country by both foreign and local developers. “Kelangan patuloy tayong naghahanap ng bagong renewable sources. Kelangan patuloy ang ating pagtatayo ng mga facilities kagaya neto,” President BongBong Marcos urged the nation during his inspirational message.
Sta. Clara will continue to be at the forefront of building renewable energy plants in the country, as it has done so since the early 2000s. The promise of a Philippines powered by clean energy in the next decade is enough motivation to overcome whatever obstacles are faced during construction.