- 2020/02Taiwan: CTCI Acquires Ho-Ping Power Plant No.2 AQCS Retrofit EPC Project, Improving Air Quality with Green Engineering TechnologiesCTCI, Taiwan's largest EPC contractor, has long been committed to utilizing green engineering technologies in EPC project executions at Taiwan and abroad, striving for continual improvement in our environment. Its efforts have recently been recognized with the contract award of Ho-Ping Power Plant No.2 AQCS (Air Quality Control Systems) Retrofit EPC Project. The scope of the project includes new Wet Electrostatic Precipitator (WESP), new Non-Leakage Gas Gas Heater (NLGGH), system upgrade of Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR), Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD), and Induced Draft Fan (ID Fan) which will help upgrade air quality improvement efficiency for the existing plant.
Ho-Ping Power Plant is owned by Ho-Ping Power Company, a subsidiary of Taiwan Cement Corporation (TCC). It is located in Hualien as the largest power plant in eastern Taiwan with an installed capacity of up to 1,320MW. TCC has been actively involved in the R&D of environmentally friendly technologies to minimize impacts of global climate change for years. As a believer and executor of the circular economy, it has been also applying new technologies to enhance operational performance of its existing plants, optimizing resource use efficiency. The Ho-Ping Power Plant AQCS Retrofit Project is a good example of the action. CTCI provided engineering and construction services of Ho-Ping Power Plant back in 1999. And this time, CTCI has been selected again as the contractor of the aforesaid AQCS Retrofit EPC Project, beating strong competitors in the bid evaluation process for having superior air pollution control technologies and much more track records in power plants. Engineering of the project starts from January 2020. To ensure normal operation of the power plant, the retrofit work will be conducted during the annual overhaul of the Unit No.2.
CTCI has a strong track record in power plant projects, completing a number of target projects in Taiwan, China, Thailand, the Philippines, and the US. It has now extended services to environmental engineering, including water, waste water, Energy-from-Waste and air quality control, dedicated to lowering environmental impact arising from industrial development. With the brand spirit of being the “Most Reliable Engineering Services Provider”, CTCI envisions to utilize green engineering principles across our work to strike a balance between economic growth and sustainable environment.
- 2019/11Taiwan: ECOVE Builds Taoyuan’s Largest Public Photovoltaic Facilities at Cingpu Depot, Supplying for 1,040 Households Yearly with Green PowerOn Nov. 20, ECOVE, a company of CTCI’s Group Resource Cycling Business, announced that it has secured a photovoltaic project at Taoyuan Metro Cingpu Depot after completed the Luzhu Photovoltaic Plant. The Cingpu Photovoltaic Plant is scheduled to completed by June of 2020, and will be Taoyuan’s largest public photovoltaic facilities, generating 3,780MWh green power which could supply for 1,040 households yearly and cutting down 2,000 metric tons of carbon emission annually, equivalent to the amount of carbon dioxide absorbed by 7.6 Taipei Da'an Forest Parks.
ECOVE possesses extensive experience of investment, development, construction, and operation of solar power plants in Taiwan as well as US market. So far, the Company has completed projects which generate a total of 130 million kWh power and cuts down 73,000 metric tons of carbon emission. The total installed capacity ranks first place in the industry in Taiwan, which could help ease the power strain during peak hours and make a contribution to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
In response to the government’s renewable energy target of achieving 20% renewable electricity generation by 2025, ECOVE actively utilize idle space to build photovoltaic facilities. By cooperating with Taoyuan Metro, ECOVE’s Luzhu Photovoltaic Plant has worked well since June of 2019, and the Cingpu Photovoltaic Plant will go into operation on June of 2020. By the time, the above two plants will account for 5,820MWh power and cuts down 3,079 metric tons of carbon emission annually; thus, Taoyuan Metro will be the nation’s biggest MRT system with the maximum amount of solar power generation, according to an official statement from ECOVE at the commencement ceremony of the Cingpu Photovoltaic Plant on Nov. 20.
In addition to Luzhu and Chingpu photovoltaic projects, ECOVE has long been engaged in cooperation with Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Corporation, Taiwan High Speed Rail Company, Hualien County Gov't, Civil Aviation Administration, and Taiwan Port Corp. to develop investment in photovoltaic power system. With the abundant experience, ECOVE will continue to support renewable energy projects with actions to reach the goal of sustainable energy development.
- 2019/10Taiwan: Dedicated to Development of Smart Engineering Applications, CTCI Signed a LOI with NCKUTaiwan’s biggest EPC turnkey services contractor, CTCI, and National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) signed a memorandum of Letter of Intent (LOI) on October 31 to work jointly in smart engineering, smart plant, green resources technologies, big data analysis, etc. CTCI looks forward to enhancing capabilities in intelligent applications, strengthening international competitiveness, and jointly cultivating talents in Artificial Intelligence, IoT, data analysis, information/communication, and engineering technology.
The signing ceremony was held at the headquarters of CTCI and was signed by John T. Yu, Group Chairman of CTCI, and Dr. Huey-Jen Su, President of NCKU. Guests attending the ceremony include Group Second Vice Chairman Andy Sheu, Executive Supervisor Hwei-Nan Yih, GISB CEO Wu Kuo-Ann, GRCB CEO J. J. Liao, GSS CEO Ming-Cheng Hsiao, Chief HR Officer Connie Lin, CRO of Group Research & Innovation Center Casey Yeh, Dr. Hsieh Sun-Yuan, NCKU Vice-President for Research and Development Office, and Professor Cheng, Fan-Tien, Chair of NCKU Intelligent Manufacturing Research Center.
John T. Yu said that over the past few years, CTCI had been actively introducing various intelligent technology applications into turnkey engineering. Its purpose is to build a digital innovation and intelligent engineering platform exclusively operated by CTCI with iEPC intelligent turnkey plant service.The iEPC version 1.0 stage is scheduled to be accomplished in 2020. It is believed that with this cooperation model, the goal of intelligentization of CTCI's iEPC turnkey engineering will be accelerated. CTCI will encourage all units of the Group to interact with NCKU in various smart application fields, including smart engineering, smart plant, green resources technologies, big data analysis to accelerate the process of group intelligentization, and jointly cultivate talents in engineering.
Dr. Huey-Jen Su, President of NCKU, said that smart technology is one of the development goals of NCKU. She believed that cooperation with CTCI would bring new inspirations to NCKU, and NCKU will also be the best partner for CTCI in Taiwan. In the future, the Global Research & Industry Alliance at NCKU will serve as a bridge between CTCI and NCKU to make communications more smoothly. By providing students with internship opportunities at CTCI, CTCI may recruit NCKU's talents, realizing the vision of being "The Most Reliable Global Engineering Services Provider".
Awards & Certifications
- 2020/01Taiwan: ECOVE, A Company of CTCI, Becomes the First Taiwanese Solar PV Investor to Join US-Based Green-e® Energy Certification ProgramECOVE Solar Energy Corp., an affiliate of ECOVE under the parent company CTCI, announced that its Lumberton Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant (PVPP) in the USA is taking part in the Green-e® Energy Certification Program on Jan. 1. ECOVE becomes Taiwan’s first solar PV investor participating in the international certification program, enabling the company to continuously strengthen efficiency and quality of renewable energy, as well as further position itself in the green energy trading market through participation in an impartial third-party verification program.
ECOVE possesses extensive experience in investment, development, construction, and operation of solar PVPPs in Taiwan and the US. Currently, all ECOVE’s solar-power plants have cumulatively generated about 130 million kWh of green electricity and reduced 73,000 metric tons of carbon emission. In the future, it will keep expanding businesses in renewable energy sectors and make contributions to environmental protection.
ECOVE’s Lumberton Solar Plant, the 3rd largest investment of Taiwanese business in the eastern US, occupies an area of 165,000 m² in the state of New Jersey, and generates about 12,000 MWh of green energy annually, the Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) are also sold to Solar Renewable Energy Certificate (SREC) market in New Jersey. Lumberton Solar PVPP has contributed to the reduction of environmental warming According to the ASSEMBLY RESOLUTION No. 249 of New Jersey Legislature, ECOVE’s Lumberton Solar Plant was introduced and commended as follows:
“In 2016, Taiwan G.D. Development Corporation (Note: former name of ECOVE Solar Energy Corporation) completed the Lumberton Solar Power Plant, generating 12,000 MWh of green energy and reducing 23,000 metric tons of carbon emission annually.” (kindly refer to: https://legiscan.com/NJ/text/AR249/id/1621523)
Green-e® Energy is an independent third-party certification program for renewable energy around the world. All the requirements stipulated by the standard must be met before Green-e® Energy is used for marketing by participants. The US-based NGO Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) administers the Green-e® program, which helps to increase the quality and transparency of renewable energy offered to consumers and businesses. Currently, more than half of voluntary renewable energy sales in the US market are verified and certified through CRS.
CRS is promoting Green-e™ Energy certification program in Taiwan and developing the Green-e Renewable Energy Standard For Taiwan ROC. As Taiwan’s leading company in the Solar PV industry, ECOVE is approved by CRS to use the Green-e® Energy logo in the US; ECOVE will share its experience with the industry peers, and makes contribution to enhancing efficiency and quality in Taiwan’s renewable energy services in coming days.
- 2019/12Taiwan: CTCI Honored with Four Awards in “Public Constructions Golden Quality Award,” the Highest Honor in Public Construction WorksWinners of the 19th Public Constructions Golden Quality Award (2019) organized by the Public Construction Commission, Executive Yuan, has been announced; the award is recognized as the highest honor in public construction works nationally. Three projects executed by CTCI REI and CTCI SEC have won four excellence awards, once again demonstrating the “Most Reliable” engineering service quality.
‧“San-Chung District, San-Chung Commercial and Industrial Vocational High School Underground Parking–EPC Project” contracted by CTCI REI awarded for construction excellence
This is an EPC project for a new-construction of two-story underground parking lot. CTCI REI skillfully integrates green energy and smart solutions to help New Taipei City build a “breathable” smart parking lot. In order to implement the green energy design concept – “energy-saving, resource-saving, and low pollution”–, we used a ground-cutting method and placed it with a ventilation lighting well that connects to the 2nd underground floor to bring wind, sunshine and plantation directly into the parking space. The thin-layered green roof with elevated-stone floors and rainwater recycling ponds at the bottom of the lighting well floor, can achieve multiple benefits such as landscaping, walking safety, and rainwater recycling. The smart parking management system used for the parking management can provide services such as auto car-search, parking vacancy guidance system (lot occupancy detection, parking lane guidance), smart toll system, etc., to provide the first fully equipped parking lot in New Taipei City. In addition, Building Information Modeling (BIM) was also introduced right at the design stage, and the construction 3D model was used to assist the design and construction interface to effectively improve construction safety inspection and work efficiency. The completion of this project, aside from easing the local neighborhood parking demand preserving campus green space and the foundation for future academia building, has created a multi-win situation for the school and the community.
‧“The Planning, Design and Supervision of the Reconstruction Project of Huaxing Bridge in Chiayi City” contracted by CTCI REI awarded for civil engineering design excellence
Before reconstruction, the bridge was often closed due to typhoon, which had a huge impact on the local traffic.
CTCI REI collected the hydrological data of Puzi River basin over the years and deliberated with relevant units to provide the best reconstruction plan for Huaxing bridge in the planning stage, including heightening the bridge beam bottom and straightening the route to improve the traffic safety and enhance the flood control during the flood season. During the construction stage, the old bridge was open to alleviate the traffic congestion and sidewalks were added to reduce the impact on pedestrians. In the bridge construction stage, BIM was introduced to build 3D model to solve the construction conflict points so as to improve the quality of the project. After the completion of the bridge piers, adjustment of Puzi River channel was made to decrease the impact of flood on piers and increase the durability of bridges. Art installations representing local culture were decorated on the completed bridge. In addition to improving the safety and quality of life of the residents, the beautiful light sculpture at night has also made the bridge a popular local Facebook check-in location.
‧“The Social Housing of North of Zhongyang New Village in Xindian District” contracted by CTCI SEC awarded for construction excellence
As a multi-family residential project combined with ecological wisdom, CTCI SEC reviews the pipeline with BIM model, effectively reducing the possibility of construction conflicts and design changes. Besides, equipment information has been imported into BIM model to expedite management efficiency and assist future takeover and maintenance
Equipped with dedicated water meter room on the roof floor, the building successfully avoids the mess of roof pipes and provides residents a more comfortable and restful farm space which sets a precedent for multi-family dwelling. In addition, the building has also won the honor of Green Building Gold Label, Intelligent Building Copper Label, and candidate of Certificate for Universal Design.
As an intelligent building, a variety of smart technology applications, including License Plate Recognition System, small scale weather station, multi-media digital signage and smart meters have been integrated with community-specific app system. Likewise, for green energy use, charging equipment for electric vehicles and motorcycles as well as solar panels are implemented; furthermore, rainwater harvesting system is applied to the sprinkler irrigation system. Once completed, the building could provide various services for residents, including public daycare facilities for the handicapped and elderly, and shopping areas.
- 2019/11Taiwan: CTCI Once Again Wins “The Most Prestigious Sustainability Awards-- Top Ten Domestic Corporate”: three CTCI Listed Companies Honored with 17 Awards in TCSA & GCSAWinners of 2019 Taiwan Corporate Sustainability Awards (TCSA) and Global Corporate Sustainability Awards (GCSA) have been announced. This year, the three CTCI listed companies, CTCI Corp., ECOVE, and CTCI ASI have been honored with totally 17 awards in TCSA and GCSA, breaking CTCI’s records.
In terms of TCSA, CTCI Corp., which connects corporate sustainability management practices with corporate operations, demonstrates superior sustainability performance in a global scale, and is once again recognized as one of the winners for “The Most Prestigious Sustainability Awards-- Top Ten Domestic Corporate”. It is also the only engineering firm selected for this honor in Taiwan. While for ECOVE, it has obtained the world’s first BS 8001 certification in circular economy for performances in areas of EfW and waste management, photovoltaic plants, and recycling. It has thus won the “Circular Economy Leadership Awards”. CTCI ASI, on the other hand, has been developing industrial energy management system and promoting smart plants and smart transportation in sync with the industry 4.0 trend, assisting in innovative industrial upgrade, thus it has become a benchmark for intelligent solutions in Taiwan. For this, CTCI ASI earns itself the recognition of “Growth through Innovation Award”. Last but not least, CTCI’s English corporate sustainability report, for the first time, is recognized with the “Reporting” award by GCSA. Acting proactively on sustainability in every discipline, CTCI has established itself as a model in the industry.
CTCI Group Chairman John T. Yu attends the award ceremony on Nov. 28 and accepts the award from Chen Chien-Jen, Vice President of ROC, Taiwan. Mr. Yu, talking about CTCI’s sustainability efforts, declares that “For CTCI, CSR is not just about contributing money for charity, it is to transform it into the company’s core competiveness and strive to make it a part of its corporate DNA”. To realize this idea, CTCI has devised a Sustainable Development Vision to be attained by 2025 from three major aspects, Economic, Environmental, and Social dimensions, which helps CTCI to respond to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with tangible actions. Besides, it has been promoting “Total Participation CSR Excellence Practice” among its colleagues, brining all staff together in refining four areas of CTCI’s core expertise, Intelligent EPC (iEPC) services, smart plants, circular economy, and green engineering. With the total participation CSR practice, CTCI expects to foster economic and industrial development while executing projects in an eco-friendly manner.
CTCI fulfills corporate social responsibility in every aspect. Aside from pursuing business growth, its practice in economic, environmental, and social dimension has been recognized by many sectors, and has created stellar records in TCSA and GCSA. It has been selected as a component in the Emergent Markets index for Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for five consecutive years (2015-9), ranks third place in Engineering & Construction Industry globally; other honors include being listed in Taiwan Sustainability Index (TWSI) and winning Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility Awards by CommonWealth Magazine.
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