Clark International Airport embarks on sustainability journey 

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. 

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

“ENGIE is proud to leverage on its Filinvest partnership to support LIPAD in their sustainability journey,” Thomas Baudlot, chief executive Energy Solutions APAC, and Country head of ENGIE South East Asia,  said. 

“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,” he added. 

Bi Yong Chungunco, chief executive of LIPAD said the company is committed to supporting the Philippines’ government as it moves to address the global climate crisis. 

 “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,” she added. 

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.

“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 and chief executive said. 

“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,” he added. 

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