LONGi Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of the world-leading photovoltaic panel manufacturer LONGi Green Energy Technology Co. Ltd, has officially inaugurated its Serendah Module Plant in Selangor, marking a significant investment of MYR 1.8 billion (USD 385 million). The project underscores Malaysia’s conducive environment for the growth of sustainable renewable energy.
The 140-acre module facility is undergoing a two-phase construction, boasting a total capacity of 8.8GW (2.8GW in the first phase and 6GW in the second). The operational first phase has already generated around 900 local employment opportunities, with expectations to surpass 2,000 by March 2024 when the facility is set to feature four production factories. Since its establishment in Malaysia in 2016, LONGi has strategically invested a total of MYR 5.4 billion (USD 1.15 billion).
LONGi’s Vice President of the International Manufacturing Centre, Sii Jing Ngieng, highlighted Malaysia’s attractiveness as an investment destination, citing the multilingual local population as a facilitator for communication and talent acquisition. Additionally, Malaysia’s existing renewable energy sources, such as hydroelectricity, and green policies align with LONGi’s sustainability objectives. The company has progressively expanded its operations in silicon rod, wafer, cell, and module manufacturing in Kuching and Bintulu, Sarawak. In particular, the Kuching unit stands as the world’s premier vertically integrated monocrystalline silicon solar manufacturing facility.
(Sources: Malay Mail; LONGi)