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LIPAD signs pact with ENGIE, Filinvest for energy saving efforts

Senior representatives from PROMEI, LIPAD and ENGIE at the ceremonial contract signing. Pictured from left to right: Danny Ang Tan Chai, Director, PROMEI, Bi Yong Chungunco, CEO, LIPAD Corp., Louella Caridad, General Manager, ENGIE Services Philippines, and Howard Garcia, Senior Operations Manager, PROMEI.

CLARK FREEPORT – The Luzon International Premiere Airport Development Corporation (LIPAD) has signed a facilities management and energy efficiency performance contract with Professional Operations and Maintenance Experts Incorporated (PROMEI) and Philippine DCS Development Corporation (PDDC) for the comprehensive maintenance of Clark International Airport’s new terminal building.

Under the facilities management contract, PROMEI will carry out routine and planned maintenance and repair of electrical systems, mechanical plant and ventilation systems, plumbing systems, the building and hard infrastructure.

Meanwhile, under the energy efficiency performance contract, PDDC will finance, build, and operate the terminal’s entire chilled water plant with a total installed capacity of 3,000 tonnes or refrigeration (TR) under a build, own, operate, and transfer model. In addition, PDDC will undertake the energy efficiency element with full comprehensive operations and maintenance, plant-side.

Over a 22-year period, these partnerships will deliver a guaranteed energy savings equivalent to over 41,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions – the quantity of CO2 that would be captured by approximately 1.6 million trees, with an additional 11,230 tonnes of potential CO2 savings to be derived from proper systems maintenance.

Clark International Airport’s new terminal building in Central Luzon, located at Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga reflects LIPAD’s commitment to working towards expanding the airport’s travel network. With a capacity of up to 8 million passengers per annum for both international and domestic travel, the new terminal will connect Clark to more domestic and international points, further cementing its position as the country’s premier travel gateway.

Clark International Airport’s new terminal building

“ENGIE is proud to leverage on its Filinvest partnership to support LIPAD in their sustainability journey,” said Thomas Baudlot, CEO Energy Solutions APAC, and Country Head of ENGIE South East Asia, further commenting, “This development demonstrates that significant synergies can be derived from integrating site maintenance and air conditioning production, which will allow LIPAD to cut their carbon emissions in a cost-effective way.”

“We are committed to supporting the Philippines’ government as it moves to address the global climate crisis,” said Bi Yong Chungunco, CEO of LIPAD, adding, “I believe this landmark partnership with PDDC will demonstrate what can be done to provide up-to-the-minute air transport facilities to the Philippines, that offer not only convenience and comfort to passengers but also energy efficiency and cost savings. We are proud to play our part in fulfilling our social responsibility to minimize climate-related threats.”

“Our partnership with LIPAD and ENGIE Philippines, along with other investments in solar and hydropower generation, brings us closer to realizing our commitment to building sustainable Filipino communities while enhancing synergy among affiliates,” said Juan Eugenio L. Roxas, President & CEO of PDDC, emphasizing, “backed by ENGIE’s technological expertise, Filinvest further brings value to its services through energy efficiency options, guaranteed savings on energy costs, and a reduced carbon footprint.”

The parties conducted a ceremonial contract signing at Clark International Airport on the 31st of May 2022, attended by senior representatives from PROMEI and LIPAD.

Both PROMEI and PDDC are joint ventures between ENGIE Services Philippines and Filinvest Development Corporation (FDC).

LIPAD is a special purpose company established to manage the operations and maintenance of Clark International Airport. The members of LIPAD are namely Filinvest Development Corporation, JG Summit Holdings Inc., Philippine Airport Ground Support Solutions Inc. and Changi Airports Philippines (I) Pte. Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Changi Airports International. The consortium members each have vast experience in airport operations, air transportation and property development.