Aboitiz reviews rehab options on Naga plants

By Alena Mae S. Flores – July 22, 2018 at 06:21 pm
from manilastandard.net

Aboitiz Power Corp. will assess the diesel power plants of the 153.1-megawatt Naga power plant complex in Cebu to determine the firm’s rehabilitation options.

“We have no idea how the plant has been operated in the past years. Initially, we bought it for the plant that was there, the coal plant, (it’s) not there anymore, not operating,” Aboitiz Power chief operating officer Emmanuel Rubio said.

“But I think there are five diesel units, so we’re shutting down those diesel plants to assess their condition,” he said.

Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. turned over the Naga power plant complex in Cebu to Aboitiz Power unit Therma Power Visayas Inc. on July 16.

The Naga complex consists of the 52.5-megawatt Cebu 1 and 56.8-MW Cebu 2 coal-fired thermal power plants, and the 43.8-MW Cebu diesel power plant 1 composed of six 7.3-MW bunker-C fed power units.

Rubio said the review would take around one and a half months… another three months each to rehabilitate the diesel units.