CCGT Plants in the Philippines
Location: Philippines
Operator: SMC Global Power Holdings Corp
Configuration: Two 600-MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with MW501G gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2002
HRSG supplier: Babcock-Hitachi
T/G supplier: MHI, Hitachi
EPC: Raytheon
Quick facts: These were the first MHI G machines installed outside Japan.

Photograph courtesy of Korea ELctric Power Corp
Re-posted 15 Aug 2012

Limay Bataan
Location: Philippines
Operator: San Miguel Energy Corp (SMEC)
Configuration: Two 333-MW, 2+1 CCGT blocks with GT11N gas turbines
Fuel: diesel oil, fuel oil
Operation: 1995
HRSG supplier: Kawasaki
T/G supplier: ABB
EPC: ABB, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Marubeni
Quick facts: In Oct 1994, the first block went into operation at Limay Bataan and the second followed in Jan 1995. The project was built on a BOT basis by a consortium of ABB, Marubeni, and Kawasaki and cost an estimated $298mn and $350mn, respectively. At the completion of the initial 15yr concession period, the plant ended up in PSALM ownership, with Alstom being retained for plant operations and maintenance. The Limay plant became more and more expensive to operate and was finally essentially shutdown. In 2009, it was acquired by San Miguel Corp for $13.5mn. The new owners originally planned a 600-MW extension, but the $1bn project was terminated in Oct 2011. In Dec 2011, SMC sold Limay plant to privately-held Millenium Holdings Inc for an undisclosed amount.

Photograph courtesy of ABB
Posted 27 Mar 2002

San Lorenzo/Santa Rita
Location: Philippines
Operator: First Holding Generation Co
Configuration: Six 250-MW single-shaft CCGT blocks with V84.3A gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2000
HRSG supplier: Nooter, Samsung, B-H
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens
Quick facts: In Dec 1996, Siemens was awarded a $700mn  turnkey contract for Santa Rita (4 X 250 MW), the largest order ever received from the Philippines.  The plant was built by a joint venture of First Philippine Holdings (51%), BG (40%), and the Meralco Pension Fund (9%). In Jul 2000, Siemens was given notice to proceed on two more blocks for San Lorenzo.

Photograph by Giles Barnard and courtesy of BG plc
Posted 19 Oct 2005


Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 15-Aug-2012