Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS), in collaboration with Daelim Industrial of Korea, has been awarded a lump-sum full turnkey contract for the construction of a 420MW coal-fired power generation plant at the Pagbilao coal-fired power generation station in Quezon province in the Philippines.
Pagbilao Energy, which is undertaking the project, has awarded the contract for the third such coal-fired unit at the site (Pagbilao Unit 3).
Under the contract, MHPS will supply the major components such as boilers, steam turbines and generators, the control systems, flue gas desulfurisation (deSOx) systems and other key components for the Pagbilao Unit 3.
Daelim Industrial will be responsible for the delivery of balance of plant (BOP) equipment, which includes coal handling systems and peripheral equipment, and civil engineering and installation work.
Planned to be built adjacent to the existing Units 1 and 2 in Pagbilao, the Pagbilao Unit will utilise sub-bituminous coal for its fuel.
The plant has been designed to help supply electricity in order to support the nation's robust power demand and future economic expansion.
The new power plant is scheduled to go on-stream in November 2017.
Pagbilao Energy is a 50-50 joint venture between subsidiaries of TeaM Energy and Aboitiz Power while TeaM Energy is an equally-owned power generation joint venture between Marubeni and Tokyo Electric Power.
Aboitiz Power is the holding company for the Aboitiz Group's investments in power generation, distribution, retail and power services.
Image: Proposed coal-fired power generation plant at the Pagbilao coal-fired power generation station in Philippines. Photo: courtesy of MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS.