Slough headquartered solar energy firm PROINSO has been announced as the engineering, procurement and management provider for a 100MW solar farm in the Philippines.

The Subic Bay solar farm project is reported to be the largest in South East Asia when complete and PROINSO is to grow its team in the country after securing the deal.

Stuart Macfarlane, PROINSO’s regional head for Asia Pacific, said the “complex” project required a “high level of capability”. “Our EPM model is based on a collaborative approach working with local partners. This way, PROINSO is able to deliver world class renewable assets and also invest in the development of a strong local industry,” he said.

The company was aided by UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) in securing its entry into the Philippines and UKTI internal trade adviser David Taylor said the deal would be “one of the biggest for a UK business in the Philippines this year”.

“The UK is committed to action on climate change and PROINSO is a great example of our business expertise in renewable energy and low carbon initiatives. A project of this scale will utilise the abundance of solar energy in the Philippines and help the country develop a cleaner energy mix,” Asif Ahmad, British ambassador to the Philippines, said.

PROINSO’s deal comes amidst a flurry of UK-based businesses exporting their capabilities into international markets. In recent weeks Hive Energy has established offices in both the UAE and Turkey, moves triggered by policy decisions undertaken by the UK government.

SPP's publisher Solar Media will host the third Solar & Offgrid Renewables Southeast Asia conference in Bangkok from the 25-26 November.