Mitsubishi Power tapped for Makban upgrade

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    Aboitiz Power Corp. has tapped Mitsubishi Power for the upgrade of a unit in the 448.8 megawatts (MW) Makban geothermal power plant traversing Laguna and Batangas.

    The Japanese firm will supply a new set of steam turbine components with optimum design for unit no. 1 of the power plant to optimize its performance and minimize geothermal steam consumption.

    Mitsubishi Power’s Nagasaki Works will supply newly designed steam turbine components while local subsidiary MHI Power (Philippines) will provide after-sales service business and on-site installation services.

    Mitsubishi Power said it has fulfilled orders for more than 100 geothermal power projects in 13 countries with a total plant capacity of more than 3,200 MW.

    The renovation is scheduled for completion next year. – Jed Macapagal