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Pagbilao LNG terminal making progress

LNG Industry,

Energy World Corporation (EWC) has released an update on the Pagbilao LNG hub terminal and power station in the Philippines.

EWC CEO, Stewart Elliot, met with Carlos Jericho Petilla, Secretary of the Philippines Department of Energy, to provide and update on the progress of the Pagbilao LNG project.

Philippines power supply

During the meeting, Petilla emphasized the need for additional power for the Luzon Grid, due to pending power shortages anticipated in 2015/1016. In addition to offering his full support for these projects, Petilla encouraged EWC to bring the first 200 MW gas turbine into operation as soon as possible, with the second unit to follow soon after.

Petilla encouraged the construction of the LNG hub terminal, and the use of LNG as an environmentally friendly fuel source for the gas turbines. The Pagbilao LNG facility will provide the Philippines with increased options regarding its fuel mix for power generation and other energy uses, supporting the Department of Energy’s policy to broaden the use of natural gas throughout the Philippines.

LNG construction

Construction of the Pagbilao LNG hub is progressing well, with the first stage slipforming of the 130 000 m3 LNG tank completed. The second stage slipforming of the tank will commence next week.

This is a significant milestone in the construction of the LNG hub terminal and represents the largest concrete containment tank slipformed in the Philippines. Work on the marine and jetty piling is also progressing.

Gas fired power station

EWC has awarded the coordinating role on the Pagbilao Power Project and the EPC contract to Slipform Engineering International. A contract has been concluded between the two companies, and site preparation and clearance works have commenced at Pagbilao for the gas fired power station.

Under the contract, arrangements will now be made to transport the two 200 MW gas turbines, which are being manufactured and supplied by Siemens, and are now ready for shipment from the USA to the Philippines.

Image courtesy of Energy World Corporation.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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