New coal-fired power plant to boost industrial growth of Bataan

New coal-fired power plant to boost industrial growth of Bataan

New coal-fired power plant to boost industrial growth of Bataan

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MARIVELES, Bataan – Mayor Ace Jello Concepcion of this town has revealed the construction of a new coal power plant inside the Freeport Area of Bataan (FAB) in the coastal village of Alas-Asin, Mariveles here would boost industrial development of the historical peninsula.
The Bataan power plant project known as GN power Dinginin Ltd with two generating units are estimated to worth $ 1.7 billion which are classified as super critical power plants in the coal –fired facilities that use high efficiency, low emission technologies .
Mayor Concepcion has described the new coal-fired power plant with ascribe capacity of 1,600 MW would exploit more heat out of coal compared to conventional type coal fired plant.
Mayor Concepcion, a San Beda University Law graduate and legal officer, explained the operation of the new power plant will provide sufficient and stable energy requirements of foreign and local manufacturing facilities in the various ecozones and industrial estates located in Bataan.
The increasing volume of Asian and American locators who have expressed their willingness to open labor-intensive corporations like business process outsourcing industry, the reported relocation plan of different industrial firms from Metro Manila to transfer its operations in the province and other factories from neighboring countries.
The two power generating units of the GN power are expected to become operational in 2020 and it also focusing on supplying the increasing demand of Luzon and Visayas.

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