My Google Page Rank

Sarangani energy assured by 2015

PDFPrintE-mail

The switch on of 105 megawatts (MW) of power (Phase 1) from the Sarangani Energy Corporation (SEC) coal-fired power plant in Maasim, Sarangani Province is virtually assured as construction went into high gearfollowing the official turnover of the construction site to the plant’s engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contactor- Daelim Industrial Co. Ltd, (Daelim) of South Korea. Daelim now assumes full responsibility for ensuring that the project is completed on time.

The first phase of the SEC power facility will generate up to 105 MW of electricity to supply the power requirements of the Province of Sarangani , General Santos City, and other areas in Southern and South Central Mindanao.The SEC power plant, with a full two-phase capacity of up to 210 MW, is intended to be part of a long-term solution to the current power shortage in Mindanao.Alsons Consolidated Resources, Inc. (ACR) - the publicly-listed company of the Alcantara Group holds 75% equity in SEC with Toyota Tsusho Corporation (TTC) - the trading company of the Toyota Group, owning the remaining 25%. The project is expected to generate more than 1,000 jobs during its construction phase with priority being given to qualified residents of the host communities.

During the turnover ceremony, Maasim Municipal Mayor Arturo Lawa reiterated the support of the municipality for the power project. ACR and SEC chairman and president Tomas I. Alcantara spoke about the Alcantara Group’s 50 years of commitment to the development of Sarangani Province and the rest of Southern Mindanao and Daelim Industrial president Chul KyoonLee affirmed the EPC contractor’s obligation to completing the project in time.  The ceremony’s final speaker was Sarangani Provincial Governor Miguel A. Dominguez who stated that the 13 Billion Peso SEC plant makes Sarangani Energy Company “the single largest investor in Region 12.” The turnover ceremony ended in a high note with Daelim’s Korean engineering team leading the SEC engineering team and other guests in a Gangnam Style flash mob.

Daelim Industrial Co. Ltd is one of the biggest construction and engineering firms in South Korea with projects in over 24 countries. It is the flagship of the Daelim Group one of the leading Korean business conglomerates.

Aside from the SEC facility, the Alcantara Groupcontrols and operates the 100 MW Western Mindanao Power Corporation (WMPC) bunker-fired power plant in Sangali, Zamboanga City and the Southern Philippines Power Corporation (SPPC) 55 MW bunker-fired power plant in Alabel, Sarangani Province.

The Group also recently broke ground for the 105 MW San Ramon Power, Inc. (SRPI) coal fired power plant in San Ramon, Barangay Talisayan, Zamboanga City. The SRPI plant which will provide power to Zamboanga City and nearby areas is expected to begin operating by 2016.

In the 1st quarter of 2012, the Alcantara Group through its subsidiary Mapalad Power Corporation (MPC) was granted by the City Government of Iligan the right to acquire the 102 MW Iligan Diesel Plant. The transfer of ownership is currently undergoing procedural review by the Commission on Audit (COA). Rehabilitation and operation of the Iligan plant will commence once the transfer is finalized.

Apart from power project development and power generation management, the Alcantara Group is also engaged in property development, aquaculture, agribusiness, and services. The group has been an active player in the economic development of Mindanao and the rest of the Philippines for over 50 years.

By OC



Related news items:
Newer news items:
Older news items:

Add comment


Security code
Refresh

Management educators in R-IX attend MAP-AIM workshop

21 Nov 2014 Hits:73 Be the first to comment!

The Management Association of the Philippines (MAP) and the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) partnered with the Western Mindanao State University (WMSU) through the Center for Continuing Education (CCE) and the Zamboanga State College of Marine Sciences and Technology (ZSCMST) in conducting the MAP-AIM Management Educators’ Workshop (MEW) from November 6 to 7 at the Grand Astoria Hotel, Zamboanga City. About 50 management educators from different universities and colleges in the region were participants to the workshop which covered essential areas and innovative techniques in teaching management. Participants of the training hailed from the following academic institutions in the region: WMSU, ZSCMST, Ateneo de Zamboanga University, Basilan State College, Medina College, Claret College of Isabela, Universidad de Zamboanga, Jose H. Cerilles State [...] Read more

Prev Next Page:

ZCWD conducts information drive in Barangay Sinunuc

21 Nov 2014 Hits:54 Be the first to comment!

The Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD) had the opportunity to meet residents of Barangay Sinunuc on Saturday, November 8, 2014. The request was made by Hon. Pilarica K. Ledesma, Punong Barangay [...] Read more

Marina sets new rules on STCW functions

21 Nov 2014 Hits:76 Be the first to comment!

The Maritime Industry Authority (MARINA) issued six (6) STCW Circulars which provide the mandatory minimum requirements on the conduct of examination, assessment, licensing and certification of deck and engine officers. These [...] Read more

Five-day full and rich experience for ZNHS West teachers

03 Nov 2014 Hits:316 Be the first to comment!

The Department of Education envisions of continuously improving itself to better serve its stakeholders. This is one of the reasons why Zamboanga National High School West (ZNHS West), spearheaded by [...] Read more

Sixteen finish Basic Meat Processing training from DA

30 Oct 2014 Hits:338 Be the first to comment!

As part of the continuing provision of livelihood assistance for the victims of the disaster last year, the Agriculture department (DA) in coordination with the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) [...] Read more

Region IX exemplary kids join DSWD National Children’s Congress

30 Oct 2014 Hits:578 Be the first to comment!

Around fifty children from the seventeen (17) regions nationwide attended this year’s National Children’s Congress at Sequoia Hotel, Quezon City last October 22-26 in line with the annual Children’s Month [...] Read more

DENR IX conducts 9th cave forum; creates cave rescue team

30 Oct 2014 Hits:432 Be the first to comment!

“The primary reason we classify caves is to conserve, protect and manage the natural wealth and heritage of caves and the resources found therein,” said Department of Environment and Natural [...] Read more

Ompong’s Fury Hit Zambo

10 Oct 2014 Hits:833 Be the first to comment!

On Wednesday at exactly 12 midnight, according to the accounts of the victims, a whirlwind (or twister) lambasted Sitio Mulu-Muluan, Mercedes. Two houses were affected—one was totally destroyed while the [...] Read more

Bad News and Good News

09 Oct 2014 Hits:800 Be the first to comment!

(BY: REV. BERLIE G. YAP)    Which would you prefer to know first? I suggest we go to the good news transpiring Zamboanga City’s Wednesday (yesterday).October 8, 2014, Zamboanga Today has [...] Read more

Tuesday’s Heavy Rains

08 Oct 2014 Hits:757 Be the first to comment!

On Tuesday, due to the continuous heavy downpour overnight and early morning, eMedia changed their regular programming to a special coverage in response to the heavy rains threatening overflow of [...] Read more

A Week Countdown to the City Fiesta

07 Oct 2014 Hits:533 Be the first to comment!

Six more days, then it be the City Fiesta already! Celebrations are presumed to be more joyous this time than the last year’sas considering that Zamboanga was deprived from such [...] Read more

A Peaceful and Blissful Sunday Past

06 Oct 2014 Hits:444 Be the first to comment!

(BY: REV. BERLIE G. YAP)    Were you also wet yesterday? Rain is a signature of the month October in Zamboanga City. But ask Pai Chu, an eMedia host/reporter, because he’s [...] Read more

Sunday Chillax

05 Oct 2014 Hits:523 Be the first to comment!

(BY: REV. BERLIE G. YAP)    Partners, friends, ladies and gentlemen! It’s a carefree Sunday today! We must thank our Creator that we were wake-up in good shape, we’ve food in [...] Read more

Beauty is the Real Image of La Bella

04 Oct 2014 Hits:516 Be the first to comment!

(BY: REV. BERLIE G. YAP)    There how many locals waited this back since the siege last year, because October ain’t just an ordinary month for a regular Zamboangueño—it is a [...] Read more

Here Comes Merry October

03 Oct 2014 Hits:394 Be the first to comment!

(BY: REV. BERLIE G. YAP)    Welcome rainy October! By experience, rains will only be up to the 12th of this month with few exceptions in the past. Locally, rains in [...] Read more

The Freshest, Hottest & Most Sensitive News

02 Oct 2014 Hits:526 Be the first to comment!

The fire last Saturday in Pasonanca is on investigation now by the proper authorities. It must be because no less than the Pasonanca Baranggay Captain Efigenio “Jun” Julian alleged that [...] Read more

Two High National Execs in Town

30 Sep 2014 Hits:368 Be the first to comment!

Yesterday (Monday), eMedia again started to engage in the normal news and current affairs life. Partner eMedia reporter Joseph Zosobrado excitedly mumbled when we were before our individual desktops, BRING [...] Read more

A look to a teacher in a modern world

30 Sep 2014 Hits:291 Be the first to comment!

Of all professionals in our society, the teachers are considered to have the most noble ideals and characters. They deserve such distinction because they are the work forces in sharpening [...] Read more

Big Police Reports To Know

27 Sep 2014 Hits:393 Be the first to comment!

(BY: REV. BERLIE G. YAP)    Partners and friends, it’s again a weekend today and we are about to close the month of September. As you may enjoy your rest and [...] Read more