Aboitiz firm to reinforce power distribution system for Batangas ecozones

Published August 30, 2021, 6:30 AM

by Myrna M. Velasco

Aboitiz Construction will be constructing overhead transmission poles in Lipa City and Malvar, Batangas as part of overall infrastructure reinforcement to improve provision of electricity services to economic zone-locators in that same province.

In a statement to the media, Aboitiz Power indicated that the installation of the transmission poles will commence in November this year and it is up for completion in six months. The project deal was signed between Aboitiz Construction and Lima Enerzone.

Lima Enerzone, which is a subsidiary of Aboitiz Power Corporation, is operating the distribution system at Lima Land Inc., which is also a company under the Aboitiz group.

Aboitiz Construction has started in January 2019 the design and construction of the 69-kilovolt (kV) overhead transmission line project; and this will be completed this year.

The power firm explained that “the transmission poles will support the 69-kV power lines that will supply power to businesses located in a 170-hectare Light Industry Science Park (LISP-4) and residential areas in a 212-hectare Pueblo de Oro in Malvar.”

Levi Agoncillo, vice president for Business Development, Tender Planning, Engineering and Design of Aboitiz Construction, indicated that “through this partnership, we aim to contribute to economic growth in Batangas by powering businesses and homes.”

He similarly opined that by delivering “quality and safe project for Lima Enerzone,” the construction company would be able to “help businesses to thrive.”

As stipulated in the deal, Aboitiz Construction “will handle the demolition and restoration of affected structures for the construction of the foundations and erections of steel poles.”

It added that “cable stringing, clipping, and armoring will also be part of the transmission poles project.”

Aboitiz Construction further noted that upon the project’s completion, “this will provide a steady and reliable power supply in LISP-4 in order to support business operations, industries and local services in the area.”

The Aboitiz firm expounded that the power system upgrading project “is part of a bigger initiative to enhance power delivery in Lipa City, Malvar and surrounding areas,” and that shall include the Lima Technology Center which is an ecozone development of Lima Land. ###