By Charles R. Pepito - August 7, 2017
OFFICIALS of China’s top power-producing company have presented to Cebu Gov. Hilario P. Davide III its intention to build a 200-megawatt (MW) to 300-MW coal-fired power plant in the province.
Yuwu Lee and Ruan Lin of China Energy Engineering Group (CEEG) discussed in a meeting with Davide last week the company’s track record in international power and infrastructure industries with a capacity to build a power plant bigger than the Korean Electric Power Co. (Kepco) in Naga City, Cebu.
CEEG, in its corporate profile, is among the world’s largest comprehensive solutions providers for the power industry. It is engaged in business segments of survey, design and consultancy, construction and contracting, equipment manufacturing, civil explosives and cement production, investment and other businesses.
Lin, CEEG vice president, said the company is still in the initial stage and has yet to discuss the details of the proposal.
He said more information will be disclosed once they gathered the data of the energy situation and power needs of Cebu. He added they are also looking for a favorable location for the power plant.
“We are exploring the possibility to develop a coal-fired power plant [here in Cebu] with a total capacity of 200 MW to 300 MW depending on the technical design,” Lin said.
Davide welcomed the executives as he expected the group to submit a more detailed proposal for the power generator that could help mitigate the energy crisis in Cebu.
CEEG’s international power projects include Chashma Nuclear Power Plant (1×300 MW) Project Phase 1 in Pakistan and the EREN SC Coal-fired Power Plant (2×600 MW) Project in Turkey.
In 2015 CEEG’s revenue reportedly reached RMB123,232.8 million.