Samut Prakan, Thailand, 29 November 2022: Cleantech Solar, a leading provider of renewable energy solutions to corporations in Southeast Asia and India, has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Griffith Foods Co. Ltd. to develop an 807 kWp solar PV system at their manufacturing facility’s rooftop and carport in Samut Prakan, Thailand. Griffith Foods Co. Ltd. is a subsidiary of Griffith Foods Group Inc., a global product development partner specialising in high-quality food ingredients.
This long-term solar partnership between Cleantech Solar and Griffith Foods is expected to generate nearly 18 GWh of clean energy during the lifetime of the project, leading to a reduction of over 10 kilotonnes of CO2 emissions. Cleantech Solar will provide the end-to-end solar solution, with the project being operated and maintained by Cleantech Solar throughout the term of the agreement.
Mr. Kandarp Singh, APAC President at Griffith Foods Co. Ltd., noted: “At Griffith Foods, we are committed to the conservation of the earth’s resources, the sustainable sourcing of materials and the responsible operation of our facilities. Our environmental ambition is to become carbon neutral in our own operations by 2030, reducing emissions across our value chain. We are delighted to partner with Cleantech Solar on this journey.”
Mr. Raju Shukla, Founder and CEO of Cleantech Solar, said: “We’re very happy to join hands with Griffith Foods in Thailand as their solar partner. Much like Griffith Foods’ commitment to helping their customers create better products and a more sustainable world, we too are committed to helping the world’s top corporates power their manufacturing with our high-quality and cost-effective solar solution that will result in marked reductions in carbon emissions, leading to a cleaner, greener environment. Congratulations to Griffith Foods on this important step towards their sustainability goals and we look forward to the successful commissioning of the solar PV system.”
About Cleantech Solar (www.cleantechsolar.com):
Cleantech Solar is a pan-Asia supplier of renewable energy to corporates, combining the capabilities of a regional player with responsiveness and agility.
Headquartered in Singapore, Cleantech Solar has been selected for numerous solar power plants across India and Southeast Asia, covering over 750 MW across the various stages of operations, construction and development. This includes installations in India, Singapore, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.
Cleantech Solar is backed by long term strategic shareholders – Keppel Corporation, Keppel Asia Infrastructure Fund and Shell Eastern Petroleum.
The company helps corporations to meet their sustainability goals, offering them a unique combination of:
- Shared values ensuring long-term partnership
- Leading technical expertise with a strong focus on delivering safe and high-quality projects
- Experienced local teams in all markets to ensure compliance and smooth execution
- Virtual control room managing the whole cycle of operations, monitoring and comprehensive maintenance of our solar PV plants, thereby delivering optimised performance in real time
About Griffith Foods (www.griffithfoods.com):
Griffith Foods is a family-owned global developer and manufacturer of customized food ingredient solutions guided by our Purpose of “We Blend Care and Creativity to Nourish the World.” The company’s product capabilities range from seasonings and breadings, to marinades and sauces blended to exacting specification that are culturally authentic, delicious, nutritious, and sustainable. Founded in 1919 and headquartered in Alsip, Illinois USA, Griffith Foods has grown and expanded globally to include a presence in over 30 countries across 6 continents, employing roughly 5000 people, including over 40 chefs and 340 product developers. Griffith’s primary areas of focus include Foodservice, Protein Processors, Snack Processors, and Retail.
Read the press release in Thai.