Alsons Power, JGC Corp. to build second coal plant in Sarangani

by Lenie LecturaAugust 3, 2016

from Business Mirror

SARANGANI Energy Corp. (SEC) of the Alsons Power Group has chosen Japan-based global engineering firm JGC Corp. and its local subsidiary JGC Philippines Inc. to construct the second unit of its coal plant in Sarangani.

The company said on Wednesday that it awarded a $280-million e ngineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for Section 2 of the 210-megawatt (MW) SEC baseload coal-fired power plant in Maasim, Sarangani Province, to the Yokohama, Japan-based global engineering firm JGC Corp. and its local subsidiary JGC Philippines Inc.

SEC Section 2 is targeted for completion in April 2019. It is expected to contribute another 105-MW baseload power to 3 million residents of South Cotabato, Cagayan de Oro City and other growing population centers in Mindanao.

SEC Section 1 began operating in April 2016 providing 105 MW of baseload power to over 3 million residents of Sarangani Province, General Santos City and other key areas in Mindanao. Once the 210-MW plant reaches full capacity, the SEC power facility will be able to provide access to safe, reliable and affordable electricity to more than 6 million people. The $570-million SEC power plant is the single largest investment in Sarangani Province and the entire Region 12.