LONGi donates 38 units of solar modules to Ulu Baram community

Posted on : 17 Apr 2018  Source of News: borneo post online

Zhong (third right) presents a solar module to founder of Hope Place Kuching Kelvin Wan, witnessed by Abang Johari (fourth right) and Awang Tengah (fifth right). Seen from right are Naroden, Talib, Morshidi, Dr Rundi and Dr Sim. — Photo by Tan Song Wei

KUCHING: LONGi Green Energy Technology Co Ltd donated 38 units of solar modules to the rural community in Ulu Baram, Miri in conjunction with the launch of LONGi (Kuching) Sdn Bhd yesterday.

Its chairman Zhong Baoshen said besides promoting green energy through more economical and reliable monocrystalline solar products, the corporation also devoted itself to fulfilling social responsibilities.

“LONGi is pleased to donate 38 units of solar modules to a rural area in Ulu Baram, Miri to deliver light and hope to this community,” he said before Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg launched LONGi (Kuching) in the Samajaya High Tech Park here.

Zhong said LONGi, which was established in 2000, ‘is now the largest monocrystalline silicon products manufacturer in the world’.

Quoting a PHOTON Consulting report on the competitiveness of global photovoltaic (PV) companies, he said LONGi ‘is in the first quartile by virtue of leading technical strength’.

He said the report also mentioned that LONGi’s financial health score remained the highest and the company was ranked as the most valuable among all global PV companies, with current market value worth US$11 billion.

“Morgan Stanley Research ranks LONGi among the Top Investment Ideas for global PV industry players.”

Zhong added that LONGi ‘is now a leading high-efficiency monocrystalline manufacturer, forerunning the technological transformation of the global solar energy industry’.

Since the establishment of LONGi here in 2016, he said they had expanded continuously as well as acquired three companies and built two buildings.

“LONGi Kuching covers a total of 42 hectares of land with built-up space of 111,000 square metres. The warehouse occupies about 40,000 square metres which is almost the size of Kuching International Airport terminal building.

“Wafer production started in April 2016 followed by ingot in December 2016, then cell and module in May 2017,” he said.

On shipment, Zhong said LONGi had about 200 container imports and 150 container exports every month, and these figures were expected to increase exponentially in the second half of this year.

“LONGi Kuching currently exports far abroad to the United States, Europe and Canada. The rapid business growth has led to a surge in the daily operations of Kuching’s seaport and increased the demand for local freight forwarding services.

“It is now one of the largest companies in Samajaya and will be a boon to the local economy,” he said.

Among those present were State Secretary Tan Sri Datuk Amar Mohamad Morshidi Abdul Ghani, Deputy Chief Minister and Minister of Industrial and Entrepreneur Development Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan, Utilities Minister Dato Sri Dr Stephen Rundi Utom, Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Dr Sim Kui Hian, Minister in the Chief Minister’s Department (Integrity and Ombudsman) Datuk Talib Zulpilip and Assistant Minister of Entrepreneur and Small, Medium Enterprise (SME) Development Datuk Mohd Naroden Majais.