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Energy group to build power plant in Cebu


A subsidiary of Vivant Energy Corp. has commissioned Wärtsilä to deliver engineering and equipment to a 23-megawatt (MW) power plant on Bantayan Island in Cebu.

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Isla Norte Energy Corp. a consortium of Vivant Energy and Gigawatt Power Corp. was awarded a 15-year power supply agreement by the Bantayan Electric Cooperative to construct the facility.

Expected to be completed in 2021, the power facility will supply reliable and stable power to the entire island, which currently experiences frequent blackouts because of lack of reliable power supply.

Bantayan (population: 80,000), is a major tourist destination with growing trade and commerce.

“The new power plant is an essential element for a secure economic future for Bantayan island. We are, at the same time, actively seeking to deliver electricity to small islands throughout the region, and a capable, reliable partner, such as Wärtsilä, is needed for this,” Emil Andre Garcia, Vivant Energy chief operating officer, said.

The plant, according to Wärtsilä, would operate on two 16-cylinder Wärtsilä 32 and three six-cylinder Wärtsilä 32 engines.

The equipment is scheduled for delivery this year.

“We have enjoyed a long-term relationship with Gigawatt and Vivant and are pleased to be again providing a power plant solution tailored to the specific requirements of the project. The Wärtsilä solution features the latest technology with high efficiency engines, and it will certainly add reliability to the local supply system and another addition to the growing installed base in the off-grid areas in the Philippines,” Frederic Carron, Middle East and Asia vice president at Wartsilla Energy Business, said.


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