Kumagaya, Saitama, April 10th 2017 – Hergo Japan G.K., a subsidiary of Infrastrutture Group, selected by Mega Solar Power Committee of Kumagaya Municipality, Saitama Prefecture, completes solar photovoltaic plant of 3,5 MW in Japan.
After the great earthquake and with the launch of the Renewable policies of the Japanese government in the last few years Infrastrutture S.p.A. and its subsidiary Hergo Japan G.K. have worked hard to develop clean energy plants, in several prefectures like Saitama, Chiba, Fukushima, and particularly in wind and photovoltaic sector. Japan is the “land of the rising sun” and the close link to the sun is also represented in the Japanese flag called Hinomaru (sun disk), white with a red disc in the center.
“The Kumagaya plant is an example of excellence and innovation in energy production in which we addressed important technical challenges that have met with the approval of local authorities. We are very pleased that after winning a public tender in 2013, our investment is now in operation.
We are also proud to have had the opportunity to collaborate with some of the major Japanese players in the renewable industry. ” – commented Pier Francesco Rimbotti – CEO of Infrastrutture S.p.A.
The ceremony was attended by many personalities including Mr. Shimano Masashi, Deputy Mayor of the city of Kumagaya, Mr. Giorgio Starace, Ambassador of Italy in Japan, representatives of Saitama Prefecture, the Institute of Foreign Trade (ICE) and Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO).
Infrastrutture Group (IFT – www.infrastrutture.eu) has been active for over 50 year as developer, owner and investor in energy production; since 1994 IFT has been a pioneer and investor in renewables. IFT has participated in Italy in the development of over 300 MW of wind and photovoltaic projects, some of which have been sold to leading utilities. Through Sepro S.r.l., active in power generation since 1963, it has contributed to the construction of over 15.000 MW of projects in Italy and abroad. The Group has an extensive network of relationships amongst utilities, investors, technical, legal and financial services providers, O&M and EPC.
IFT owns a portfolio of 9 photovoltaic projects characterized by the highest productivity thanks to the engineering, the innovative technologies applied and the locations chosen.
IFT has also led the growth of Kenergia Sviluppo S.r.l., the largest Italian independent O&M operator, offering services to over 400MW of photovoltaic and wind projects. Since 2012 IFT is present in Japan with Hergo Japan G.K., where it has been the first non-Japanese company to be awarded a public tender; it has developed from greenfield a PV portfolio of 90 MW and has sold over 30 MW to leading investors. In February 2016 IFT’s first plant in Japan entered in operations. It has also set up a joint venture with the Japanese Daiichi Jitsugyo for the supply of operation & maintenance services in Japan.
IFT benefits from a focused and highly experienced team, with expertise in engineering, permitting, asset acquisition and sales, due diligence, operation & maintenance, technical problem solving, asset management and accounting in the renewable energy sector.
The Group is led by its CEO Pier Francesco Rimbotti with the purpose of continuing innovation and to grow in international markets. The environmental concerns and sustainable development are the key drivers of the Group’s investment policy.