September 12, 2018 at 07:30 pm
Alena Mae S. Flores
Five global construction and engineering companies submitted bids for the engineering, procurement and construction contract of the 105-megawatt San Ramon Power Inc. coal-fired power plant in Talisayan, Zamboanga City.
SRPI project manager Archimedes Donato said he was satisfied that five reputable firms with extensive international experience submitted proposals for the plant.
“The people of Zamboanga City and nearby areas can look forward to a state-of-the-art baseload power plant right here in the city to provide safe, reliable and affordable electricity,” Donato said in a statement.
The prospective EPC contractors of Alsons Power’s latest coal project included Dongfang Electric International Corp. headquartered in Chengdu, China; Singapore-based Jurong Engineering Ltd.; Northeast No.1 Electric Power Construction CO. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of China Energy Engineering Group; Shandong Electric Power Construction Company, a subsidiary of Power Construction Corporation of China; and Pune, India-based ThyssenKrupp Industries India Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of Germany’s Thyssenkrupp AG.
The plant will provide baseload power to Zamboanga City and nearby areas. Construction is expected to begin in the first half of 2019 while commercial operations are expected by 2022. Once operational, the plant will play a crucial role in stabilizing power supply in the Zamboanga peninsula.
“These bid submissions are a testimony to the keen interest the SRPI project has generated and are a vote of confidence to the future of Zamboanga City,” Alsons Power vice president for project development Joseph Nocos said.
Alsons currently operates four power facilities in Mindanao generating a combined capacity of 363 MW serving more than eight million people in 13 cities across eight provinces including key urban centers such as Davao City, Cagayan de Oro, General Santos, Iligan and Zamboanga City.