BALANGA CITY, Bataan – A former municipal administrator and legal officer of the Provincial Legal Office here is foreseeing brighter productive business years for the historic town of Mariveles, one of the two starting points of the infamous Death March, with the expected launching of the first pipe coating factory and expansion of supercritical coal-fired power plant in the coastal village of Alas-Asin, Mariveles,Bataan.
Luis Gonzales, a prominent real estate broker and appraiser, has predicted a more robust economy in the industrial sector with the construction of the second generator of GNPower worth $ 1.7 billion.
The supercritical power plants are among coal-fired facilities that use high efficiency, low emission technologies, which means they harness more heat out of the coal compared to conventional coal-fired plants.
With this power plant expansion, the GNPower would bring the company attributable capacity to over 1,600 MW and would be capable to supply the increasing power demand of Luzon Island and Visayas.
In a related development, the establishment of a labor-intensive Russian–owned first pipe coating plant in Mariveles is seriously considering the site because of accessibility to sea route and land transportation, Gonzales said.
This latest development in the manufacturing features of the Russian factory is expected to bring additional beneficial outcomes with the pioneer technology which would generate employment, improve the coating techniques and other opportunities for domestic and export industry requirements.
According to Gonzales, the European firm is reportedly classified as an integrated company specializing in the development and implementation of innovative solutions in industrial production and construction of pipeline system for fuel power complex, chemical industry, housing utilities and infrastructure.