PHILIPPINES: Mitsubishi Power (Philippines) Inc. on Monday announced a three-year long-term service agreement (LTSA) for boiler ultrasonic thickness gauging mapping inspection activities at Therma South, Inc. (TSI) – a 300-MW (2x150) Circulating Fluidized Bed (CFB) coal-fired plant at Barangay Binugao, Toril, Davao City.
The team’s technical expertise in CFB boiler risk-based maintenance work will enhance the reliability of the power plant’s two boiler units, contributing to the provision of stable and efficient power for the Mindanao region. Risk-based maintenance prioritizes equipment that carries the highest risk should it fail, for better management efficiency in the power plant, report agencies.The LTSA takes effect from April 2021 until April 2024, and inspections will be carried out by MHI Power (Philippines) Plant Services Corporation, an affiliate company of Mitsubishi Power. This project is the latest of more than 90 risk-based maintenance projects amounting to 3.6 GW in capacity that the company has worked on since 2008.
Abe Nisnisan, Facility Head of TSI, welcomed the partnership, “Therma South is a critical supplier of baseload power to the Mindanao region, and as such it is important that our operations run reliably and sustainably. We constantly look at ways to make improvements to deliver strong maintenance results across a range of solutions. We look forward to our partnership with Mitsubishi Power to ensure the continued improvement
Vincent V. Engracia, President, MHI Power (Philippines) Plant Services Corporation, spoke of the company’s commitment to the region, “Reliable and efficient power is the foundation of stable economic and societal growth. Mindanao had faced frequent power shortages before the completion of Therma South and so being able to help play a role in supporting this community is a very proud moment for us.”
Therma South Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of AboitizPower and supplements power generation required to meet the region’s baseload requirements to reduce the frequency and duration of power shortages in Mindanao, due to renewable intermittency.
Mitsubishi Power (Philippines) Inc. is part of Mitsubishi Power Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd., and has been headquartered in Bauan, Batangas since 1989. Mitsubishi Power (Philippines) Inc. supports the local power generation industry with comprehensive solutions spanning boiler manufacturing and maintenance, small and medium-sized gas turbines, geothermal power generation and remote monitoring services for power plants, among others.