Semirara Mining Corp. (SCC) is set to expand the capacity of its four additional coal-fired power plants in Calaca, Batangas, as its board approved the firm’s plan to invest on new facilities for phase two of the project.
“SCC informed the investing public of the board’s approval on SCC’s additional investment in power generation of 600-megawatt [MW] capacity in four units of 150-MW circulating fluidized bed [CFB] power plants,” SCC told the local bourse on Friday.
Instead of putting up a 2×150-MW capacity for phase two of the project, SCC will now invest for a new configuration of 2×350-MW using the Pulverized Coal Technology.
“The initial plan is to implement this in phases, and the timing of implementation is now being deliberated by management including the type of equipment to be used,” SCC said, adding that phase 2 will be implemented by its wholly owned project com-pany, Southwest Luzon Power Generation Corp.
Meanwhile, the construction of the 2×150-MW CFB, whic is basically the phase 1 of the project, is in progress as scheduled.
These facilities are being constructed in Calaca, Batangas, where SEM-Calaca Power Corp.’s existing 600-MW coal-fired thermal power plant is located.