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Philippines set to construct new coal-fired power plant

World Coal,

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS), working jointly with Daelim Industrial Co. of Korea, has secured a contract to construct a 420 MW coal-fired power generation plant in the Philippines.

The plant will be built at the Pagbilao coal-fired power generation station in Quezon province.

The lump-sum, full turnkey order was awarded by Pagbilao Energy, which is undertaking the project.

Pagbilao Energy is an equally-owned joint venture between subsidiaries of TeaM Energy and Aboitiz Power.

MHPS said the order is for the third such coal-fired unit at the site and the new power plant is due to start operations in November 2017.

Pagbilao Unit 3, which is planned to be constructed adjacent to the existing Units 1 and 2 in Pagbilao, will utilise sub bituminous coal for its fuel.

After completion, the new plant will help supply electricity to support the power demand and future economic expansion plans of the Philippines.

Edited from various sources by Sam Dodson

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