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PhilGold Secures Production Targets by Extending O&M Agreement with Wärtsilä

Mining News - Published on Thu, 03 Oct 2019

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The technology group Wartsila has signed a four-year extension to its Operation and Maintenance agreement with PhilGold Processing and Refining Corporation, a gold mining project in the Philippines. The company’s Masbate mine is dependent upon its own power plant to provide the electricity needed to run its operations, and reliability of supply is mission critical. Wartsila has successfully run and maintained the plant since 2009, delivering reliability through high plant availability, and enabling PGPRC to consistently meet its production targets. The extension to the agreement was placed with Wärtsilä in June 2019.

The remotely located plant operates on three 18-cylinder and two 16-cylinder Wartsila Vasa 32 engines and one 12-cylinder Wartsila 32 engine, and has a total power output of 36.93 MW. The plant is located approximately 360 km southeast of the country's capital, Manila. There is no connection to the grid, and the island-mode plant is the sole provider of energy to the mine.

In the Philippines, Wartsila has altogether 2000 MW of installed power capacity, of which 110 MW is operated and maintained by Wartsila under O&M agreements.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Thu, 03 Oct 2019
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