Cranking up coal power in the Philippines

LEIGHTON Asia, India and Offshore Group has been contracted for more than $US124 million in construction work for a coal-fired power plant in the Philippines.
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Ian Edwards has been appointed as managing director of Leighton Asia, India and Offshore

Justin Niessner

The 300-megawatt circulating fluidised-bed coal-fired power plant is being developed by Therma South.

Under the contract, Leighton Asia Philippine subsidiary Leighton Contractors will be responsible for the construction of a 120m diameter coal storage dome, installation of coal conveyors, ship unloader and stacker reclaimer, construction of 1500 meters of 1.5m diameter circulating water mains, the circulating water intake structure, project-wide piling, site infrastructure, ash lagoons and the power island.

Leighton will also design and construct the permanent coal unloading jetty, temporary unloading jetty and site-wide ancillary buildings.

“The successful award of this contract is further evidence of Leighton group’s expertise in the delivery of essential infrastructure throughout the Asian region,” Leighton Holding chief executive Hamish Tyrwhitt said in a statement.

Construction of the power project is scheduled to last 37 months and will create about 2000 jobs in the local economy.

Leighton Asia, India and Offshore Group managing director Ian Edwards said the contract was a “win-win” which focused of Leighton’s core competencies of mining, marine works and civil engineering.

“Through our strong project execution capabilities, the Therma South power project will benefit communities in the Philippines with the supply of reliable electricity to support the economic growth of the region,”

The facility to be constructed in Davao city and Davao del Sur will service Mindanao, the second largest and easternmost island of the Philippines.

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