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Maibarara project expects start of operation at the end of 2013

Mt. Makiling, Laguna, Philippines (source: flickr/ Jun Acullador, creative commons)
Alexander Richter 1 Feb 2013

The Maibarara Geothermal consortium is expecting to start operation of its 20 MW geothermal power plant project at Mt. Makiling in Batangas and Laguna, Philippines later this year.

Local news report that the consortium of the Maibarara project aim to commence operation of the geothermal power plant currently under construction, to start operating in the second half of 2013.

The project is located at western flank of Mt. Makiling in Batangas and Laguna, Luzon.

Maibarara Geothermal Inc (MGI) is expecting the delivery of the Fuji Electric turbine in early April this year. The installation of the power plant’s components is then expected to take three month, followed by initial plant testing and commissioning by July. Commercial operation could then start later this year.

“As we near the construction end of the project and move towards plant testing, MGI will work closely with our partners and contractors to have all the facilities, systems, and permits for a successful testing of the first geothermal power facility in Luzon in 16 years under the current Aquino administration,” the President of Maibarara Geothermal Inc. F.G. Delfin Jr. said.

MGI is a consortium of PetroEnergy Resources Corp, Trans-Asia Oil and Energy Development Corp and Philippine National Oil Co-Renewables Corp.

ThinkGeoEnergy reported earlier that the company has employed EEI Corp for the EPC of the 20 MW project, and Cendaur Engineering Corp for transmission work. Their work is expected to be completed by May or June this year.

Source: InterAksyon