Coal-fired Power Plant

Leighton wins Coal-fired Power Plant Construction Project in the Philippines

07/12/2012 | Editor: Marcel Dröttboom

Leighton Contractors has secured a contract for construction work for a coal-fired power plant project in the Philippines.
Leighton Contractors has secured a contract for construction work for a coal-fired power plant project in the Philippines.

Leighton Contractors (Philippines), a part of the Leighton Asia, India and Offshore Group, has secured more than AUD 122 million (approx. EUR 100 million) worth of construction work for a coal-fired power plant project in Davao City and Davao del Sur in the Philippines. Construction of the Therma South power project is scheduled to last 37 months.

Sydney (NSW), Australia – 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.

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 1500 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.

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