The Mindanao region of the Philippines faced near daily power shortages in both the wet and dry seasons. With hydropower accounting for more than half of the region’s electric generation capacity, power was often available for only 12 hours a day and economic growth in the region had been limited.
Since seasonal variations in water levels contribute to power shortages, a reliable complement to renewable generation was needed. Black & Veatch was selected to lead the development of the Therma South 300 megawatt circulating fluidized bed coal-fired plant near Davao City, Philippines. The plant helps supplement the power generation needed to meet baseload requirements while reducing the frequency and duration of power shortages.
"Black & Veatch brought experienced, localized solutions to deliver this major project. We are well on track to helping relieve Mindanoans of the debilitating effects of the current power crisis."
Thomas J. Sliman Jr, Vice President, Project Execution, Aboitiz Power Corporation