MHPS wins deal for Philippines’ first supercritical coal plant

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems has won an order for a boiler, a steam turbine and a generator for the Philippines’ first supercritical coal plant.

The 500 MW San Buenaventura plant will be built on the site of the existing Quezon power plant in Quezon Province, 100 km east of Manila, and is expected to enter commercial operation in 2019. Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems

MHPS will supply the equipment through the EPC contractor, South Korea’s Daelim Industrial. The plant will use sub-bituminous coal imported from Indonesia and the electricity it produces will be supplied to utility Manila Electric Company.

The plant is being built by San Buenaventura Power, a special purpose company established by the Electricity Generating Public Company of Thailand and Meralco PowerGen Corporation.

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