• Leighton awarded coal-fired power plant project in the Philippines

    11 July 2012

    Leighton Contractors (Philippines), a part of the Leighton Asia, India and Offshore Group, has secured more than A$122 million worth of construction work for a coal-fired power plant project in Davao City and Davao del Sur in the Philippines.

    Leighton Holdings’ Chief Executive Officer, Mr Hamish Tyrwhitt, stated, “The successful award of this contract is further evidence of Leighton group’s expertise in the delivery of essential infrastructure throughout the Asian region.”

    The 300-megawatt circulating fluidised-bed coal-fired power plant is being developed by Therma South, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Aboitiz Power Corporation. The Therma South power project is designed to address the Mindanao region’s power supply needs.

    For nearly 80 years, AboitizPower has been at the forefront of developing and operating power generating plants using various technologies throughout the country. The facilities will provide the Davao area, and Mindanao as a whole, with reliable, dependable and competitively-priced power, thereby strengthening the region’s position as a destination for business, investment and tourism.

    Under the contract, Leighton Contractors (Philippines) will be responsible for the construction of a 120-metre diameter coal storage dome, installation of coal conveyors, ship unloader and stacker reclaimer, construction of 1,500 metres of 2.5-metre diameter circulating water mains, the circulating water intake structure, project-wide piling, site infrastructure, ash lagoons and the power island. Leighton will also design and construct the permanent coal unloading jetty, temporary unloading jetty and site-wide ancillary buildings.

    Construction of the Therma South power project is scheduled to last 37 months and will create around 2,000 jobs to help support the local community over the longer term.

    AboitizPower, a subsidiary Therma South Inc. is starting construction of the P25-billion 300-megawatt CFB coal-fired power plant project in southern Davao, Philippines.

    “We are proud to be part of the consortium, together with Black & Veatch, and for being awarded this project as it recognises our comprehensive construction capabilities. Leighton Contractors (Philippines) has been an integral partner in the development of major building, mining and power projects in the Philippines for over 15 years.”

    “We look forward to working with AboitizPower to deliver the Therma South power project to the highest safety, quality and environmental standards,” Boyd Merrett, Leighton Asia, India and Offshore Group’s Executive General Manager for Mongolia, the Philippines and Guam, said.

    Leighton Contractors (Philippines)’s core strengths in contract mining, marine works and civil engineering and infrastructure are widely recognised as industry-leading by many clients.

    “This is a great example of how our focus on our core competencies as a leading international contractor is truly win-win. Through our strong project execution capabilities, the Therma South power project will benefit communities in the Philippines with the supply of reliable electricity to support the economic growth of the region,” Ian Edwards, Managing Director of the Leighton Asia, India and Offshore Group, said.




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