CIP installs LIDARS for PH offshore wind initiatives


Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has put in place vertical scanning light detection and ranging devices (LIDARs) in Camarines Sur, with plans to utilize more units soon in Samar Norte and Pangasinan. 

The San Miguel Bay Offshore Wind Power Project in Camarines Sur, with a capacity of one gigawatt (GW), would utilize the LIDARs. These wind measurement tools make use of laser technology to monitor wind speeds.

“CIP is a global leader in developing offshore wind projects. Installing the LIDARs, which are non-intrusive wind measurement devices, is a project milestone, as we are concurrently ramping up our other activities to progress the development of our projects in a manner that safeguards the environment and the community,” said CIP’s offshore wind Co-CEO for the Philippines, Rune Damgaard.

Camarines Sur Governor Luigi Villafuerte said that this initiative parallels the province’s aspirations which guarantees economic prosperity.

Additionally, Villafuerte acknowledged that the project would bolster the province to newer heights in terms of progress and innovation.

CIP, through its local subsidiary CI NMF (PH) Corporation, is the first 100% foreign-owned entity to be awarded wind energy service contracts by the Department of Energy (DOE). These contracts will enable the development of offshore wind power projects with a combined capacity of up to 2,000 megawatts (MW).

To facilitate the expeditious processing of licenses, the Board of Investment (BOI) has granted CIP’s projects the Green Lane Certificates of Endorsement. 

“Today is another significant milestone for CIP in the country. We remain committed to contributing to the country’s goal for a low-carbon future and improved energy security by harnessing the significant potential of offshore wind,” said CIP’s Business Development Director for the Philippines Francis Daba.

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