Engineering Jacobs Gets Owner’s Engineer Contract for Power Plant in the Philippines
Jacobs Engineering Group announced that it was selected by Therma Visayas (TVI), a subsidiary of Aboitiz Power Corporation, for the role of owner’s engineer for the construction of a new 2 x 150 Megawatt electric (MWe) circulating fluidized bed (CFB) coal-fired power plant in Barangay Bato, Toledo City, Philippines.Company officials did not disclose the contract value. The plant is scheduled for completion in 2017.
Pasadena, California/USA – Under the terms of the contract, Jacobs is functioning as the owner’s engineer, carrying out design review and providing comments to Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor Hyundai Engineering.
Jacobs scope of work involves supporting the owner by reviewing plans against contract specifications, submitting technical documents in accordance with relevant design codes and standards, reviewing commissioning test procedures and attending off-site fabrication shop inspections and factory acceptance tests.
The design of TVI’s new plant includes two circulating fluidized bed boilers with reheat and steam turbine generators. Other elements of the new plant include a coal unloading jetty inclusive of unloading equipment, conveyor system, coal storage dome, ash handling system and storage facility, water treatment and wastewater treatment plants and other ancillary buildings and equipment.
In making the announcement, Jacobs Group Vice President Kevin McMahon said: “We are delighted to contribute to TVI’s landmark energy project, as the Philippines continues to focus on meeting its rising energy demands to support rapid economic growth. We look forward to leveraging our proven track record, our knowledge and experience in similar projects across the region, and significant local capability to deliver excellence on this project.”
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