The Framework Agreement aims at exploring opportunities for the establishment of local production lines for components of solar photovoltaic panels and energy storage systems. These components are also intended to support Vena Energy’s hybrid megaproject in Riau Islands currently under development. The project is set to feature up to 2 GW of solar power capacity and a battery energy storage system potentially capable of storing in excess of 8 GWh of clean energy, making it one of the most significant renewable energy initiatives in Southeast Asia. The signing ceremony took place in Jakarta and was also the stage for the signing of a collaboration agreement between Vena Energy and Shell Eastern Trading (Pte.) Ltd for the cross-border supply of renewable power generated by Vena Energy’s proposed hybrid megaproject, to Singapore.
Under the auspices of the “Long-Term Strategy for Low Carbon and Climate Resilience 2050” announced by His Excellency President Joko Widodo in 2021, the Framework Agreement supports the Indonesian government’s aspirations of aligning climate goals with national and international objectives, emphasizing the development of local talents, enhancing climate literacy, and fostering sustainable economic growth. His Excellency, Mr. Rachmat Kaimuddin, Deputy Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Transportation, Coordinating Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Investment graced the occasion and witnessed the signing of the landmark Framework Agreement.
“We are delighted to join hands with Suntech to expand Indonesia’s renewable energy ecosystem. Through the development of local talent and Suntech’s innovation and expertise, we believe we can build a strong and reliable renewable energy supply chain in Indonesia that will not only support our own project in the Riau Islands, but also pave the way for future projects and the realization of Indonesia’s net zero emissions goals,” said Nitin Apte, CEO of Vena Energy. “We are excited to work with Vena Energy as we explore new opportunities to use renewable power to help customers reduce their carbon emissions,” says Zee Loh, General Manager for Shell Energy Singapore.
“As a global leading photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturer, Suntech has striven to deliver high-quality, reliable, and cost-effective PV products over the past 22 years. We will keep on devoting ourselves to supporting the development of the Indonesian market, and deliver the highest performance for customers,” said Eric Li, Regional Sales Vice President, “As the benchmark for quality within the photovoltaic industry, we have also become a prime representative of China’s photovoltaic development capabilities to the world. By making steady efforts in the field of renewable energy, Suntech can enable businesses to achieve their sustainability goals, and contribute to the progress of a green and low-carbon ecosystem globally!”
Founded in 2001, Suntech is a world-renowned manufacturer of high-performance photovoltaic products, focusing on the R&D and production of solar cells and modules. Suntech’s sales area covers more than 100 countries and regions around the world, with more than 1,500 partners. By the end of 2022, the cumulative shipments will exceed 40 GW. Suntech has three intelligent production bases in Wuxi, Changzhou, and Chuzhou. It is expected that the module production capacity will reach 25 GW in this year. In the future, Suntech will always adhere to its original intention to help clean energy and green power enter the lives of more people, and further promote the early realization of the “double carbon” goal.