ABOITIZ Construction, Inc. said on Thursday that it recently completed the construction of another 69-kilovolt (kV) overhead transmission line project for Lima EnerZone (LEZ) in Lipa City, Batangas.

The project, which consists of 37 electric poles, is “part of a bigger move to enhance power delivery” in LIMA Estate through a partnership between Aboitiz Construction and Lima EnerZone, the company said in a statement.

Lima EnerZone, an electric distribution utility under Aboitiz Power Corp., operates the power distribution systems of LIMA Estate, a 794-hectare industrial-anchored area in Lipa-Malvar, Batangas.

“The transmission lines traverse from LEZ’s first substation to the newly constructed substation of the said power distribution company,” the company said.

“Last February, Aboitiz Construction completed the design and construction of the first 69kV overhead transmission line project which aimed to improve power reliability in the area,” it added.

Aboitiz Construction’s Vice-President for Construction Operations Alex P. Garciano said the project aligns with the company’s commitment to helping businesses succeed.

“The completion of new electric facilities will help in the development and expansion of the estate as it attracts more business locators in the area which will soon translate into provision of more jobs and economic growth,” he added.

Aboitiz Construction, the construction arm of the Aboitiz group of companies, is the main contractor for the land development of the second phase of the industrial expansion of LIMA Estate.

“Once completed, the expansion project will accommodate new businesses in the area and can generate 22,000 job opportunities,” the company said.

Aboitiz Construction recently said that it expects the completion of various projects this year, including the construction of a 6,000-square-meter warehouse in Iloilo City and a water infrastructure in Batangas.

The company started implementing its “Big Shift Strategy” in 2021, which targets the improvement of its financial performance, processes, and people development. — Arjay L. Balinbin