TotalEnergies and Indo Kordsa Completes 4.8 MW-Peak Rooftop Solar Project in Indonesia
TotalEnergies and PT Indo Kordsa Tbk (Indo Kordsa) celebrated the official launching of the rooftop-mounted solar system for Indo Kordsa's production, warehouse, and office buildings in Citeureup, Bogor, Indonesia.
November 23, 2022. By News Bureau
TotalEnergies and PT Indo Kordsa Tbk (Indo Kordsa) celebrated the official launching of the rooftop-mounted solar system for Indo Kordsa's production, warehouse, and office buildings in Citeureup, Bogor, Indonesia (23/11).
Indo Kordsa, a subsidiary of Kordsa Group and a major supplier for the premium tire reinforcement material to the automotive sector in Southeast Asia, is one of the first tire cord manufacturers using solar power in Southeast Asia as an attempt to implement Indo Kordsa Sustainability Roadmap Strategy through 3% emission reduction per year by usage of renewable energy.
The opening ceremony was held at Indo Kordsa, attended by representatives from Indo Kordsa and TotalEnergies, Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM), and West Java Governor.
"This record is the largest among other Kordsa projects throughout 6 countries and also the largest in Bogor District. Through these solar panels, PT Indo Kordsa Tbk also became the first Textile Industry in Indonesia to utilize the solar panels rooftop", said Ömür Menteş, President Director of PT Indo Kordsa Tbk.
Under the agreement, TotalEnergies finances, installs and operates the PV solar system. Indo Kordsa will pay monthly while electricity is produced for 20 years, without any upfront investments. TotalEnergies guarantees the best performance of the system so Indo Kordsa can enjoy the economical and environmental benefits of the rooftop solar system, without any operational concerns.
Gavin Adda, Head of TotalEnergies Renewables Distributed Generation Asia, congratulates both the Indo Kordsa and TotalEnergies teams on the successful launch of the system and said "TotalEnergies provides its customers peace of mind from a technical, financial, and commercial perspective. We are delighted to support Indo Kordsa on its sustainability journey towards reducing their carbon footprint and cost-saving goals."
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