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Philippine coal-fired power plant back in operation

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Sem-Calaca, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Semirara Mining and Power Corp., operates the 2x300 MW coal-fired thermal power plant in Calaca. The company said in a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange that Unit 1 was synchronised to the grid on 17 March and produced an average load capacity of 250 MW. Sem-Calaca earlier said Unit 1 of SCPC went on an unplanned outage to give way to boiler slags removal.

Sem-Calaca disclosed early this month that Unit 2 was also undergoing a planned outage to include the thorough assessment/inspection of the unit prior to the final phase of the rehabilitation (life extension programme) in 2019. “Unit 2 is expected to be back online by end of the month,” Sem-Calaca said earlier.

Sem-Calaca unit Southwest Luzon Power Generation Corp. reported that Unit 1 of its 300 MW power unit in Batangas was put on unplanned outage since 20 March due to abnormal equipment vibration. SLPGC operates Unit 3 of Calaca power plant complex. Unit 3 is located adjacent to SCPC’s 600 MW coal-fired power plant. “Detailed inspection of the unit will be done immediately. While, its power unit Unit 2 (150 MW) is currently undergoing regular planned maintenance outage and target unit online is last week of March 2018,” Semirara Mining said. It said both SLPGC and Sem-Calaca had still allowable outage, thus, not incurring any replacement power.

Sem-Calaca, which owns the country’s biggest coal mine in Antique, posted a consolidated net income after tax of P14.14 billion in 2017, up 18% from P12.04 billion in 2016.

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