Coal-Fired Power Plants in the Philippines - other regions
FDC Misamis
Location: Misamis Oriental (N Mindanao)
Operator: FDC Utilities Inc
Configuration: 3 X 135 MW
Operation: 2016
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Shanghai
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: First Northeast Electric Power Construction, Engineering Equipment Inc.
Quick Facts: In Oct 2013, Filinvest awarded contracts for the FDC Utilities CFB coal-fired plant in Mindanao. Groundbreaking on the 84.4ha site was shortly thereafter. The site is the PHIVIDEC Industrial Estate in Misamis Oriental. President Rodrigo Duterte presided at the ceremonial inauguration of the PHP 30bn project on 22 Sep 2016. About 85% of the plant’s capacity is allocated to utilities and large industrial consumers covering 205 municipalities and barangays in Mindanao. About 80% of the coal is from Indonesia and the balance is sourced locally. Some 5,000 people were employed during construction and the company has 200 regular employees. This is the second coal-fired power plant at the Phividec estate following the 210-MW STEAG project built in 2006.

Photograph courtesy of www.mindanaodailynews.com
Posted 23 Sep 2016

Malita
Location: Davao del Sur (Davao)
Operator: SMC Global Power Holdings Corp
Configuration: 2 X 150 MW
Operation: 2016
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Formosa Heavy Industries
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco
EPC: Formosa Heavy Industries
Quick facts: In April 2012, SMC Power secured permission from DOE to proceed with grid-impact studies (GIS) for six coal-fired power projects including this TPP in Brgy Culaman, Malita. Ground-breaking for the first phase was in Jul 2013. This is expected to cost P25.8bn. Operation slipped about a year from mid-2015 to mid-2016.

Photograph courtesy of SMC Global Power Holdings Corp
Posted 29 May 2016

Mariveles
Location: Bataan (Central Luzon)
Operator: GNPower Mariveles Coal Plant Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 300 MW
Operation: 2014
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Harbin
T/G supplier: Harbin
EPC: China National Electric Engineering Co Ltd
Quick facts: In Feb 2009, GN Power signed an $580mn EPC contract with CNEEC for a pair of 300-MW conventional coal-fired units for the Mariveles power station on the Bataan Peninsula. In Jan 2010, GN Power and partners Sithe Global and Denham Capital Management closed project financing with Chinese and Philippine entities providing debt. The GNPower Mariveles project was named "2010 Asia-Pacific Power Deal of the Year" by Project Finance International. In 2012, Ayala Corp announced that it would acquire Denham's 17.1% stake for $155mn amd the deal closed in Jan 2014. The plant went online that same month. Fuel is sourced from Indonesia.

Photograph courtesy of jibraelangel2blog.blogspot.com
Posted 18 Jan 2016

Masinloc
Location: Zambales (Central Luzon)
Operator: Masinloc Power Partners Co Ltd
Configuration: 2 X 330 MW
Operation: 1998-1999
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: MHI
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco
EPC: Stone & Webster, Commonwealth Engineers, MHI
Quick facts: After an international auction process, PSALM awarded the Masinloc plant to a consortium of YNN Holdings Corp and Great Pacific Financial Group for $561.7mn in Dec 2004. This was the largest Philippine power plant divesture to that date and the price was both double the next highest bid and substantially above the expected bid. In the event, the consortium could not consummate the sale and the plant was rebid in Jul 2007 and eventually sold to a consortium led by AES Corp. Financing closed in mid-April 2008, with the participation of the ADB, IFC and a syndicate of commercial banks. AES has made extensive investments to recover lost capacity and improve plant efficiency and environmental operations. Masinloc was named a Power magazine Top Plant in 2011.

Photograph courtesy of Power
Re-posted 16 Oct 2011

Mindanao
Location: Misamis Oriental (N Mindanao)
Operator: STEAG State Power Inc
Configuration: 2 X 116 MW
Operation: 2006
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Kawasaki
T/G supplier: Toshiba
EPC: Kawasaki, Commonwealth Engineers Co
Quick Facts: This plant at the 3,000ha Phivdec Industrial Estate in Villanueva near Cagayan de Oro City was approved by NPC and PSALM in Sep 2003. The lead financing was by Taiwan’s State Investment Trust which has an 11% stake in the project with STEAG  taking an 89% stake. The project dates to 1996 when a 25yr PPA was signed. This was formalized in Oct 2001 and in Apr 2002, Kawasaki was awarded the EPC contract for the plant, which burns Indonesian coal. Construction started in Jan 2004 and the plant cost $305mn. Financial close was in Dec 2003 with a group of lenders including JBIC, Nippon Export and Insurance Corp,and Germanys KfW, Bayerische Hypo-und Vereinsbank, and Dresdner Bank.

Photograph courtesy of STEAG
Re-posted 2 Dec 2016

Naga City-1
Location: Cebu (C Visayas)
Operator: Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp (PSALM)
Configuration: 1 X 50 MW, 1 X 55 MW
Operation: 1981-1986
Fuel: lignite, fuel oil
Boiler supplier: Stein, Biro
T/G supplier: SGP, Elin
EPC: Doosan, Biro
Quick facts: In 1996, Salcon Power Corp from Singaporesecured a 15yr contract to overhaul and operate NPC’s Naga City-1 plant in Barrio Colon, Cebu. In Mar 2012, at the completion of the contract plus an extension, SPC turned the plant back over to NPC. PSALM has been trying to divest the plant ever since. SPC was retained as plant operator.

Photograph courtesy of www.interaksyon.com
Posted 28 Aug 2013

Naga City-2
Location: Cebu (C Visayas)
Operator: Kepco Phillipines Corp
Configuration: 2 X 103 MW
Operation: 2010-2011
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Doosan
T/G supplier: Doosan
EPC: Doosan
Quick facts: In Jun 2004, a 200-MW coal-fired IPP extension to the 100-MW coal-fired plant at Naga City, in Cebu was officially launched as a result of bilateral agreements signed by the Philippine and Korean governments. Development was by a 60:40 joint venture of Kepco and Salcon Power Corp from Singapore. The Philippine Board of Investments approved incentives for the project, which has two CFB boilers and burns local coal from Semirara Mining Corp. The project cost an estimated $278mn.

Photograph courtesy of www.amenews.kr
Re-posted 11 May 2014

Palm Concepcion Unit-1
Location: Iloilo (W Visayas)
Operator: Palm Thermal Power Corp
Configuration: 1 X 135 MW
Operation: 2016
Fuel: subbituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Wuxi Boiler
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: First Northeast Electric Power Engineering Corp of China, Liaoning Electric Power Survey & Design Institute, Shenyang Electric Power Design Institute Co Ltd
Quick facts: Palm Concepcion Power is a JV of A Brown and Jacinto L Ng Sr Group. It was created to build two CFB units at Sitio Puntales, Brgy Nipa, Concepcion. The first unit cost PHP 14.3bn and was financed by a 70:30 debt-equity mix. The debt portion consists of a PHP 10bn syndicated term loan provided by Banco de Oro, China Bank, and Asia United Bank. SNC Lavalin was owner’s engineer and project manager. A coal supply agreement for 400,000mt/yr was signed with PT Pevensey Indonesia. The plant connects to NGCP’s San Juan S/S at Barotac Viejo, Iloilo. Unit-1 went commercial on 16 Aug 2016.

Photograph courtesy of A Brown Co Inc
Posted 28 Jan 2017

PEDC
Location: Iloilo (W Visayas)
Operator: Global Business Power Corp
Configuration: 2 X 82 MW
Operation: 2011
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: FHI
T/G supplier: Kawasaki, Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems
EPC: FHI
Quick facts: This CFB project in Brgy Ingore Lapaz, Iloilo City, was built by Panay Energy Development Corp, a subsidiary of Global Business Power Corp. It cost PHP 19.9bn and went commercial on 26 Mar 2011. Electricity is sold to local coops and Philippine Phosphate Fertilizer Corp.

Photograph by raymonddeza (Panoramio)
Posted 25 Nov 2012

SM200 Unit-1
Location: Sarangani (SOCCSKSARGEN)
Operator: Sarangani Energy Corp
Configuration: 1 X 105 MW
Operation: 2016
Fuel: subbituminous coal
Boiler supplier: FW
T/G supplier: Fuji
EPC: Daelim
Quick facts: In Sep 2007, Alcantara Group announced that it would build a $350mn, 200-MW coal-fired power plant at Sitio Tampuan, Barangay Kamanga, Sarangani. In Feb 2009, Kiamba town leaders passed a resolution supporting the project, then estimated to cost $450mn. Ground-breaking was in Dec 2011. In Dec 2012, the structure of developer Sarangani Energy was formed as a 75:25 JV of Alsons Consolidated and Toyota Tsusho Corp. That same month, Sarangani Energy secured a P9.3bn syndicated loan from a consortium of local banks including BDO Universal Bank, Asia United Bank, Rizal Commercial Banking Corp, United Coconut Planters Bank, Philippine Business Bank, Planters Development Bank, and Robinsons Bank. The joint lead arrangers for the loan were BDO Capital and Investment Corporation and RCBC Capital Corporation with Asia United Bank as co-arranger. The CFB boilers were ordered in Feb 2013 and Unit-1 was synchronized in Jan 2016 and went commercial in Apr 2016. The contract for Unit-2 was awarded to JGC Corp in Jul 2016.

Photograph courtesy of Sarangani Energy Corp
Posted 19 Mar 2016

Therma South Phase I
Location: Davao del Sur (Davao)
Operator: Aboitiz Power Corp
Configuration: 2 X 150 MW
Operation: 2015-2016
Fuel: subbituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Formosa Heavy Industries
T/G supplier: Fuji
EPC: Black & Veatch and Leighton Contractors (Philippines) Inc
Quick facts: In Jul 2012, a subsidiary of Aboitiz Power signed contracts worth $546mn for the Therma South CFB TPP in Brgy Inawayan, Sta Cruz, Davao del Sur, and adjacent Davao City. Design fuel is subbituminous coal from Kalimantan and the dome coal storage facility is the first in SE Asia. The stack is 150m tall. The first unit synchronized in Jun 2015 and went commercial in Sep 2015. TSI’s initial 300-MW capacity has been contracted to about 20 electric coops and three discos in Mindanao, two of which are AboitizPower subsidiaries in Davao and Cotabato.

Photograph courtesy of newsdesk.asia
Posted 19 Sep 2015

Sual
Location: Pangasinan (Ilocos)
Operator: TeaM Energy Corp
Configuration: 2 X 647 MW
Operation: 1999
Fuel: bituminous coal
Boiler supplier: Stein
T/G supplier: GEC-Alstom
EPC: GEC-Alstom, Arup, Slipform
Quick facts: These are the largest generators in the Philippines. Development started when Consolidated Electric Power Asia Ltd (a subsidiary of Hopewell Holdings) bid and won a $900mn BOOT tender for a 1,000-MW power station at Sual. Site prep started in 1995, construction started in Feb 1996, and Unit-1 went commercial in Oct 1999. The 142ha site is on Bangayao Point on Lingayen Gulf. The plant has Alstom wet limestone FGD scrubbers, the first FGD systems in the country. The stack is 226m tall.

Photograph courtesy of tinypic
Re-posted 22 Aug 2010

   

Toledo New
Location: Cebu (C Visayas)
Operator: Kepco Phillipines Corp
Configuration: 3 X 82 MW
Operation: 2011
Fuel: coal
Boiler supplier: Formosa Heavy Industries
T/G supplier: Kawasaki, Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems
EPC: Formosa Heavy Industries
Quick facts:In Sep 2004, Mirant announced that it would build a 100-MW CFB at its Sangi plant in Toledo City, Cebu, for $100mn. The project was taken forward by Global Business Power Corp, which completed a trio of 82-MW, CFB coal-fired units at the site in 2011.

Photograph by mmcg968 (flickr)
Posted 30 May 2012

Abbreviations

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

Updated 28-Jan-2017

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