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January 24, 2022

Singapore's Blue Circle, CleanTech to build PH's largest offshore wind power

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The Blue Circle, a leading renewable energy company in Southeast Asia, and its partner CleanTech Global Renewables were awarded their first wind energy service contract for an offshore project in the Philippines.

Located in Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro, the project will install 100 turbines with a unit capacity of 12 MW for a total of 1,200 MW and will constitute the largest offshore wind project of the country.

In a joint statement, the parties said this is in concordance with the roadmap being prepared by the Department of Energy under the assistance of the World Bank Group, which has estimated that the potential of offshore wind power in the Philippines is over 170,000 MW.

Olivier Duguet, CEO at The Blue Circle, said the site is ideally situated outside of major environmental constraints, away from the direct typhoon hit zone and with high winds in shallow to medium depth waters.

“The Blue Circle has a strong team of wind energy professionals with experience in developing and operating wind power projects across the ASEAN region. We are committed to developing this site and take part in the Philippines’ government efforts to meet its carbon emissions reduction target and prepare the country for more sustainable and greener future expansion,” Duguet said.

Cleantech CEO Aboy Castro said the offshore project, with landbank of around 40,095 hectares, will be of significant size for both floating and bottom fixed wind turbines.

“ I am enthusiastic and eager to build this major stepping stone towards our country’s sustainable development and energy independence,” Castro said.

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