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Maibarara Extension to go online mid-2017

Discharge of the first well, Mai6D on Maibarara project site, Philippines (source: Maibarara Geothermal Inc.)
Francisco Rojas 20 Jul 2015

BWO: "The project expansion involves an investment of up to P1.3 billion (USD $42m) -- which will be funded by debt and equity on a 70-30 basis"

According to local news, the expansion of Maibarara Geothermal, Inc.’s (MGI) 20MW geothermal plant in Batangas is scheduled to go online in two years’ time, an official said last Thursday.

“The 10MW expansion is programmed to be commissioned in mid-2017,” MGI President Francisco G. Delfin, Jr., said during PetroEnergy Resources Corp.’s annual shareholder meeting in Makati City.

PetroEnergy’s subsidiary, PetroGreen Enery Corp., holds a 65% interest in MGI. Other stakeholders are Trans-Asia Oil and Energy Development Corp. (25%); and PNOC Renewables Corp. (10%).

Last month, PetroEnergy reported that MGI completed tests within the site that confirmed sufficient steam to support the 10-MW expansion of the operational geothermal project in the municipality of Sto. Tomas.

Expansion activities for the project started as early as the second half of last year, when MGI drilled two wells to check the availability of additional geothermal resources in the area.

PetroEnergy said these wells were completed ahead of schedule and tests were conducted between December 2014 and May.

Mr. Delfin said in April that the project expansion involves an investment of up to P1.3 billion (USD $42m)– which will be funded by debt and equity on a 70-30 basis.

He said on Thursday that discussions for project finance are ongoing and financial closing is expected soon.

Source: Business World Online