Saturday, January 1, 2011

AUO SunPower Grand Opening (Fab 3), December 15, 2010 ~ Melaka, Malaysia

AUO SunPower Sdn. Bhd. (824246-W)
(formerly known as SunPower Malaysia Manufacturing Sdn Bhd)
Melaka World Solar Valley, 78000 Alor Gajah, Melaka , Malaysia

With my friends from AUO Sunpower : From left ... Felicia Chin, Nurul Nadia Mohd Roslan, Ivana Abd Jalil and Me ~ Elvie

The construction and ramp of Fab 3, located in Melaka, south of Kuala Lumpur, will continue through 2013 and, when completed, is expected to generate more than 1,400 megawatts annually of high-efficiency solar cells. The two-building facility will be 108,000 square meters (more than 1 million square feet), which is approximately the size of seven U.S. football fields, and will house 28 solar cell production lines when fully online. In production since October of this year, Fab 3 has already produced approximately 5 megawatts of Gen 2 solar cells with up to 22.5 percent conversion efficiency.

AUO SunPower dedicates 1400 Megawatt Solar Cell Fab

Last December 15, 2010,  Our headquarter/Mother Company, Sunpower Corporation announced the Grand Opening of AUO SunPower Sdn. Bhd.  AUO SunPower is a joint venture of SunPower Corporation, a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems and AUO Optronics Corporation, Taiwan's second largest maker of liquid-crystal displays.

Founded in 1985, SunPower Corp. (NASDAQ: SPWRA, SPWRB) designs, manufactures and delivers the planet's most powerful solar technology broadly available today.  Residential, business, government, and utility customers rely on the company's experience and proven results to maximize return on investment. With headquarters in San Jose, Calif., SunPower has offices in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia.

Sunpower Corporation now has three solar cell  manufacturing facilities in Asia :

1.  Cell Fab 1  : SunPower Philippines Manufacturing Ltd. (Laguna Technopark, Binan, Laguna, Philippines)
2.  Cell Fab 2  : SunPower Philippines Manufacturing Ltd. (First Philippine Industrial Park, Sto. Tomas, Batangas, Philippines)
3.  Cell Fab 3  : AUO Sunpower Sdn. Bhd, a joint venture of SunPower Corporation and  AUO Optronics Corp. (Melaka, Malaysia)
Attendees from Sunpower Philippines Mfg. Ltd. (Cell Fab 1 & Cell Fab 2)
From left : Me ~ Elvie Mesiona, Gloria Quizon, Cherie Ocampo, Juan  Bondoc, Rey Mella, Ver Frejas, Gigi Guerrero, Jong Jimenez, Boy Alfelor, Kits delos Reyes and Abel Ong.  My boss, Gregory Reichow was not around because he had to represent SunPower Philippines at First Philec's Grand Opening of its second building.  First Philec is another joint venture of SunPower handling our wafering operations.

The guests patiently waiting for the arrival of the Prime Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak

This group dressed in the traditional Malaysian Costumes : Baju Melayu (Men) and Baju Kurung (Women) welcome the Prime Minister and other guests of honor as they enter the Grand Opening venue.

Guests from Sunpower Corporation welcome the Prime Minister as he enters the AUO SunPower premises

SunPower Corporation U.S.A. Chief Executive Officer, Thomas Werner
"Fab 3 will enable us to significantly increase the production of our high-efficiency solar cells in this state-of-the-art manufacturing facility," said Tom Werner, SunPower CEO. "Malaysia's investment in the AUO SunPower joint venture, an excellent talent pool and a positive business investment climate, has given us the opportunity to significantly expand solar cell production that will meet the demand for solar worldwide, which has grown nearly eight fold over the past four years. We appreciate our partnership with the Malaysian government."

Chief Minister of Melaka, Datuk Seri Ali Rustam

Malaysia Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Abdul Razak


The Secretariat and Working Committees

A Job well done !

Ling and Me

From left : Mardiah Suhaida Abdul Manan "Mady", Me and two other usherettes

With my friends and members of the working committees

The Secretariat and Usherettes together with some of the Cell Fab 2 Start-up Engineering Team

Ling, Me and Felicia Chin

With Sharon Yong

With Zabarulla Hanifah "Jabar"

With some Filipino Start-up Engineers assigned at AUO SunPower

With my AUO SunPower friends : From left ~ Sharon Yong, Me, Nur Azariah Abu Bakar and Siti Raihana Ramzali

From left ~ Guan Ki Loo, Me and Fe Imperial

From left : Mardiah Suhaida Abdul Manan "Mady", Me and two other usherettes

With some of the Filipino start-up engineers

Guests from Sunpower U.S. and Sunpower Philippines

Dinner after the Grand Opening

With Gerald Collins (American), EHS Director and some of the AUO SunPower Employees

With Maricel Pascual and Lito Valdres of the Expansion Team

Looks yummy !

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

i know AUO im the i who do that hehe