TADECO and BECIS celebrate the groundbreaking ceremony of the 1.55 MWp Onsite Solar Solution at Davao del Norte, Philippines

12 Oct, 2022
On September 15 2022, Tagum Agricultural Development Company, Inc. (TADECO) and BECIS celebrated the groundbreaking of the 1.55 MWp grid-tied ground mounted solar project located amidst the 6,000-hectare banana plantation at Barangay Minda, Carmen, Davao del Norte, Philippines. The project is expected to be completed by December 2022.

The event was well attended by TADECO senior executives namely Agricultural Operations VP Alexis Cantil, FInance VP Pamela Pasinabo, Engineering VP Ruel Tan, Owners’ representative Ms. Victoria Brias, other senior leaders of TADECO and its affiliate companies. Meanwhile, BECIS was represented by Group Executives Rahul Dasari, Indrajeet Dudile, Oscar Loza Duran and country GM Dennis Chan Ibarra.

The program started with a blessing followed by the groundbreaking ceremonies at the project site. After which, the guests gathered at the exclusive TADECO clubhouse for a project presentation, exchange of messages and lunch.

Below are some excerpts from the messages:

Mr. Rahul Dasari, Managing Director for BECIS Philippines and India
“Thanks to the vision of TADECO leaders, this project will bring the following benefits: 1) A meaningful contribution to the global fight against climate change. 2) Clean distributed energy will help TADECO stay competitive in a rapidly changing landscape. The daytime electricity rates will be 37% less than the grid rate, with projected savings of 151 Million Pesos by the 15th year, and cumulative savings of up to 400 Million Pesos if you continue to operate it until 25th year. 3) Energy efficiency will support a sustainable business that delivers value to people, planet and profit, 4) Increased brand goodwill, aligned with the goals of your customers, and leading your industry peers by example. You may set your expectations high from BECIS.”

Ms. Victoria Brias, Senior Manager, QUAG & Diversified Crops, Owners Representative, TADECO
“I would like to congratulate everyone for this milestone… The management is very excited about this new project geared towards innovative renewable energy consumption. This is a great opportunity and a big leap for TADECO. This project is definitely one of those efforts we are taking towards sustainability and competitiveness.”

(L-R) TADECO Senior AVP Dante Arevalo, BECIS Senior Project Manager Robert Fothergill, Group Head for Engineering, Procurement and Execution, Country General Manager Dennis Chan Ibarra, TADECO Owners’ Representative Victoria Brias, BECIS Philippines & India Managing Director Rahul Dasari, Group Head of Business Development Oscar Loza Duran, TADECO Finance VP Pamela Pasinabo, TADECO Engineering VP Ruel Tan and Agriculture Operations First VP Alexis Cantil.

TADECO Team with BECIS Philippines and EPC Partner ONEX Representatives.

BECIS Philippines Team with EPC Partner Onex Representatives.

TADECO Owners’ Representative Ms. Victoria Brias giving a speech at the TADECO Clubhouse.

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About Tagum Agricultural Development Company Inc. (TADECO)

TADECO is the flagship company of the ANFLO Group of Companies. With more than 40 years in banana operations, it has maintained its world-class quality bananas following stringent international standards in the industry. TADECO is part of the Top 1000 Philippine Corporations ranking #309 in 2020. For more information, please visit www.anflocor.com