Constant Energy Completes 813.63 kWp Rooftop Solar Project for Driessen Catering Equipment

LAMPHUN, THAILAND, June 14th, 2024: Constant Energy is proud to announce the successful completion of Phase 2 of Driessen Catering Equipment’s 813.63 kWp rooftop solar project in Lamphun province, Thailand.

The Driessen team is made up of over 1,000 people worldwide and is a global leader in Catering equipment for aircrafts and trains, provides cutting-edge solutions tailored to meet customers’ expectations and comply with aviation regulations.

Phase 2 of the rooftop solar project builds on the successes and capacity of Phase 1, adding an additional 813.63 kWp to the initial 1.4 MW, bringing the total to 2.2 MW. This phase highlights the positive impact of the partnership established in Phase 1 and underscores the effectiveness and necessity of ongoing renewable energy initiatives.

With the installation of high-efficiency materials in all factories, Constant Energy ensures consistent energy generation, performance, and quality. As a result, Phase 2 is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by 9,780 tons, which is equivalent to planting 3,580 trees.

Jerry van Vive, CEO of Driessen Catering Equipment commented:

“Our commitment to sustainability is stronger than ever. We are proud that all our manufacturing sites are now equipped with solar panels. This achievement was made possible through our smooth collaboration with Constant Energy. The solar energy plays a critical role in our sustainability strategy and our commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We are excited to explore future possibilities for Phase 3. Driessen will continue to reduce its carbon footprint and improve energy efficiency. Our goal is to be a leader in sustainable manufacturing and achieve Gold Status with Ecovadis.”

Franck Constant, CEO and Founder of Constant Energy commented:

“The success and on-time completion of the project, achieved in just 4 months, can be attributed to the excellent communication and coordination of the team from Driessen. At Constant Energy, health and safety are priorities, and we commend Driessen for upholding these same standards, which contributed to the smooth execution of the project. We look forward to continuing our partnership.”

After the successful collaboration, Driessen Catering Equipment is now one of the first few factories in northern Thailand to implement a large-scale solar energy system, significantly contributing to reducing carbon emissions in the Northern Thailand region. This pioneering achievement not only sets a strong example for other businesses in the region but also significantly reduces greenhouse gas emissions and promotes sustainable practices.

Constant Energy extends its gratitude to the professionals at Driessen Catering who share a vision for a greener planet. Looking ahead, Constant Energy remains committed to continuous improvement and innovation in renewable energy solutions. The company will continue to drive forward with the same determination and commitment that have led to this successful milestone.

[ About Driessen Catering Equipment ]

Driessen Catering Equipment designs, manufactures, sells and services a broad line of products in the commercial aircraft and railway interior equipment industry. Driessen offers a complete line of food and beverage preparation, distribution and storage equipment, as well as connectivity and cooling solutions. They are a global leader for galley equipment (trolleys, food containers and other inserts) for catering on aircraft and trains. Their headquarters are based in Alkmaar, the Netherlands, and their manufacturing facilities are based in Thailand. The Driessen team is made up of over 1,000 people worldwide.

More information can be found at https://www.driessen-catering.com   

[ About Constant Energy ]

Constant Energy is a renewable electricity generation and storage investment platform which invests and manages high-quality power assets in selected countries. Since 1995, Constant Energy management has specialized in the development, non-recourse financing, design, construction, and asset management of private power projects. In 2009, the management co-founded Sonnedix in France, which has become one of the largest solar IPP operating in nine countries. In 2017, the company was successfully sold with 350 MW of operating assets to a fund advised by JP Morgan Asset Management. On ESG performance, Constant Energy is rated with 5 stars by the GRESB Sector Leader Awards Program and rated Gold by Ecovadis.   

More information can be found at https://constantenergy.net/

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