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Calaca coal-fired power plant unit back in operation

Sem-Calaca Power Corp. on Monday announced the resumption of operations of unita one of its 600-megawatt, coal-fired power plant in Calaca, Batangas.

Sem-Calaca, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Semirara Mining and Power Corp., operates the 2 x 300-MW coal-fired thermal power plant in Calaca.

The company said in a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange unit 1 was synchronized to the grid on March 17 and produced an average load capacity of 250 MW starting Monday.

Sem-Calaca earlier said unit 1 of SCPC went on an unplanned outage to give way to boiler slags removal.

Sem-Calaca disclosed early this month that Unit 2 was also undergoing a planned outage to include the thorough assessment/inspection of the unit prior to the final phase of the rehabilitation (life extension program) in 2019.

“Unit 2 is expected to be back online by end of the month,” Sem-Calaca said earlier.

Sem-Calaca unit Southwest Luzon Power Generation Corp.  reported that Unit 1 of its 300-MW power unit in Batangas was put on unplanned outage since Tuesday due to abnormal equipment vibration.

SLPGC operates Unit 3 of Calaca power plant complex. Unit 3 is located adjacent to SCPC’s 600 MW coal-fired power plant.

“Detailed inspection of the unit will be done immediately. While, its power unit Unit 2 (150 MW) is currently undergoing regular planned maintenance outage and target unit on line is last week of March 2018,” Semirara Mining said.

It said both SLPGC and Sem-Calaca had still allowable outage, thus, not incurring any replacement power.

Sem-Calaca, which owns the country’s biggest coal mine in Antique, posted a consolidated net income after tax of P14.14 billion in 2017, up 18 percent from P12.04 billion in 2016.

Topics: Sem-Calaca Power Corp. , resumption of operations , Semirara Mining and Power Corp. , Philippine Stock Exchange
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