Cooperation Agreement for the Joint Development of a Battery Storage Project in Australia between the Ayala Group and Marubeni Corporation

Mar. 05, 2024
Marubeni Corporation

Marubeni Corporation (hereinafter, “Marubeni”) is pleased to announce that a wholly-owned subsidiary of  Marubeni, Marubeni Asian Power Singapore Pte Ltd., has entered into a Cooperation Agreement (hereinafter, “the Agreement”) with ACEN Australia Pty Ltd. (hereinafter, “ACEN”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of ACEN Corporation under the Ayala Group, for the joint development of a 200MW battery storage project (hereafter, “the Project”) in New South Wales, Australia on March 4, 2024.

The signing ceremony for the Agreement took place at the Philippine Business Forum held in Melbourne, Australia, and was attended by the President of the Philippines Ferdinand Romualdez Marcos Jr.

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Marubeni is looking forward to deepening its relationship with ACEN through the signing of the Agreement for the joint development of this Project. The Agreement confirms that Marubeni will assess the opportunity of investment in the Project and SmartestEnergy Australia Pty Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marubeni that operates an electricity wholesale and retail business in Australia, will explore the possibility of offtaking electricity charged from the battery storage system of the Project.

Marubeni, through the joint development of the Project, aims to strengthen its relationship with the Ayala Group and looks forward to collaboratively promoting sustainable energy solutions, stable supply of power, and energy transition in Australia.


Company Overviews

Company Name: Marubeni Asian Power Singapore Pte Ltd.
Head Office: Singapore
Representative: Moroo Shino
Establishment: 2010
Main Business: Marketing and development of power projects in Asia and Oceania
Company Name: ACEN Australia Pty Ltd.
Head Office: Australia
Representative: David Pollington
Establishment: 2017
Main Business: An investment and trust company specializing in renewable energy in Australia
Company Name: SmartestEnergy Australia Pty Ltd
Head Office: Australia
Representative: Robert Owens
Establishment: 2020
Main Business: Power wholesaling, retailing, and trading in Australia