Hayleys Solar partners Maliban to install comprehensiveRooftopSolar PV systems towards greater energy security
In continuing its efforts to transition more corporates to clean, affordable energy, HayleysFentons recently signed an agreement with Maliban Biscuit Manufactories (Pvt) Ltd. &MalibanDairy and Agri Products (Pvt) Ltd to install rooftop solar PV systems across its key operations.
A 240kW (288.90 kWp) Grid Tied rooftop solar PV system will be installed at the MalibanStorelocated in Ratmalana and a 330kW (373.68 kWp) Grid Tied rooftop solar PV systemat theMaliban manufacturing plant in Thalakiriyagama, Galewela. The solar PV systems will beinstalled by Hayleys Solar, the renewable energy arm of Hayleys Fentons.
The agreement was signed on behalf of Maliban Biscuit Manufactories (Pvt) LtdbyMs. Kumudika Fernando, Managing Director of the Maliban Group of Companies and Mr. ShanakaWickramapala, Director of Maliban Group of Companies. Mr. Hasith Prematillake, ManagingDirector and Mr. Roshane Perera, Director & Chief Executive Officer of Hayleys Solar signedtheagreement on behalf of Fentons Ltd.
“We continue our purpose-led focus on driving the transition to clean energy, whichwill support Sri Lanka in achieving its priorities of generating affordable electricity and enhancingenergy security. We are pleased to partner with Maliban Biscuit Manufactories to support themto navigate the prevailing energy crisis and ensure continuity of their productionandoperations,” Mr. Prematillake commented.
Ms.Fernando stated, “Today, despite facing many challenges brought about by thecurrenteconomic crisis, we have successfully progressed with our targets of renewable energy inorderto contribute to the country’s target and to reduce our carbon footprint. With the expertiseandservice excellence Hayleys Solar possess in the field of renewable energy, we look forwardtoaseamless transition to solar.”
Mr.Perera, also shared his thoughts. “Businesses today are facing daily power cuts, tariff revisions and related financial and continuity challenges. As a leader in renewableenergysolutions, the team at Hayleys Solar has been swiftly moving ahead on a large pipelineof projects, working across commercial, industrial and residential requirements to buildenergyresilience.”
Maliban is Sri Lanka’s pioneering biscuit manufacturer with a history spanning over 60years. Today, Maliban Manufactories (Pvt) Ltd. stands as one of the nation’s most trustedandrespected brands, with a wide range of products sold at over 100,000 stores around theisland. Globally, Maliban reaches over 35 countries across 5 continents. The Maliban Manufacturingplant produces 25 million packs of biscuits every month under stringent hygienic guidelines.Maliban is also an ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 22000, and OHSAS 18001 certified company, andismanaged by a highly skilled team of professionals who oversee several key disciplines.
Hayleys Solar predominantly focuses on Solar PV installations for domestic, commercial, andindustrial purposes as well as utility-scale projects to enable greater utilisation of cleanenergylocally. Hayleys Solar has successfully completed over 100MW of solar installations islandwidemaking it Sri Lanka’s undisputed leader in Engineering, Procurement, and Construction(EPC). Hayleys Fentons is also an ISO 9001, 14001, 45001 and 50001 certified company.