Caterpillar power chosen for Ecozone industrial complex
Caterpillar Asia has won a turnkey power plant contract for a new industrial park complex in the Philippines. The 145 hectare park at Calamba, Laguna has been designated as an Ecozone by the Philippines Economic Zone Authority.
The park developer, Camelray-JTCI Corporation (CJC), is a joint venture between Camelray Industrial Corporation of Singapore and the Philippines, and a Singapore consortium led by JTC. The power plant is owned and operated by CIP ll Power Corporation, itself a joint venture between CJC and JTCI Utilities. CIP II is the first company in the Philippines to to operate a dedicated power plant in an Ecozone
Total investment in the power plant is expected to top $50m. When fully operational, the total output will be 52 MW. Phase 1 of the project is scheduled for commercial operation by September 1999, supplying 6.6 MW.
The Phase 1 contract, in which Caterpillar will provide a complete power station utilising two 8CM32 gensets, is worth $8.8m. These sets will operate using heavy fuel oil and will produce 3.3 MW at site. The Phase 1 development includes construction of the powerhouse, fuel treatment, administration and workshop buildings and tank installation.
Highly reliable and stable power supply is important to industrialists, particularly those in hi-tech manufacturing operations – the target tenants of the Park developer
On completion, CIP ll will provide a fully integrated park with quality industrial/commercial facilities and a reliable infrastructure, including the power plant, world-wide telecom facilities, water supply and waste treatment. The first of 17 ready-built factories was completed in March this year.