Construction of solar farm in Japan
Tokyo, 24 May 2017 – Equis Energy (Equis), Asia‐Pacific’s largest renewable energy Independent Power Producer (IPP), has selected Bouygues Energies & Services (a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction) and Toho Electrical (Toho) to build a 13.7 MW solar project in Noheji, Aomori Prefecture, Japan. Bouygues Energies & Services and Toho will provide Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) services for the project, which began construction in April 2017.
In Japan, Equis owns 40 projects comprising 0.9 GW and has a further 1.3 GW under development. At its regional headquarters in Tokyo and local offices in Shichinohe, Kasama and Fukushima, Equis employs over 60 professionals experienced in development, design, project management and investment.
Adam Ballin, Equis Board Director, said, “Equis believes there are tremendous opportunities for growth in the Japanese solar market and we look forward to continuing to expand our partnership with Bouygues Energies & Services across both Japan and the Asia region. As one of the leading providers of solar energy in Japan, Equis is extremely well‐placed to continue to assist the government in meeting its renewable generation targets to 2030 and beyond.”
Xavier Perdereau, Business Development Director of Bouygues Energies & Services and CEO of Bouygues Energies & Services Japan, said, “We are proud of this new success and mark of confidence from Equis’ team. Bouygues’ ambition is to be a key player in the renewable market as EPC Contractor. This first reference in Japan represents for Bouygues an important achievement, as the dynamic of renewable energy makes Japan a world‐class leader, where we will bring our engineering and capability to manage turn‐key projects thanks to our strong partnership with TOHO Electrical.”
Equis has also partnered with Bouygues Energies & Services to build four other photovoltaic facilities in Thailand and the Philippines. In the Philippines, Bouygues Energies & Services built Southeast Asia’s largest solar project, with generation capacity of 132.5 MW. The project supplies approximately 167,526 homes with 188,500 MWh of renewable energy. In Thailand, Bouygues Energies & Services built three solar projects that were commissioned during the first six months of 2014, delivering over 31 MW of generation capacity.
The Noheji project is expected to start operating in November 2017 and will generate approximately 14,800 MWh per year, providing clean, safe electricity to 2,800 households, saves 8,155 tons of CO2 as well as 13.9 million liters of water.
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