Construction commences on 17-MW Tiwi binary geothermal plant, Philippines
AP Renewables Inc. has officially started construction on the 17-MW binary power plant in the Tiwi geothermal site which is expected to be completed by the end of 2023.
AP Renewables Inc. (APRI) has held the groundbreaking ceremony to signal the start of construction of the 17-MW binary geothermal project in the Tiwi geothermal site in the Philippines. This facility will extract the recoverable heat from geothermal brine to generate 17 MW (gross) of electricity without the need for new wells. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2023.
“The Tiwi Binary Power Plant is a facility designed to extract the recoverable heat from the geothermal brine that is processed in a closed-loop system, where no harmful gas or liquid is being emitted nor any waste products are discharged to the atmosphere,” remarked APRI President and CEO Jeffrey Estrella during the groundbreaking event.
Plans to expand the capacity of both the Tiwi and Makban geothermal sites were first announced back in 2019. A few weeks ago, APRI had announced the selection of Ormat Technologies Inc. and Desco Inc. for the Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract of the Tiwi binary expansion.
The oldest geothermal power plant in the Philippines, the Tiwi geothermal site has an installed capacity of 330 MWe.
Source: Manila Standard