GE Renewable Energy reserved a contract with Angat Hydropower Corporation to naturalize the 218 MW Angat hydropower plant located in the Philippines. The 53 years old Angat hydropower plant supplies over 90% of Metro Manila’s clean water needs which supports the irrigation of 25,000 hectares of farmlands in Bulacan and Pampanga. This contract is the first major reintegration program since the facility was custom-built in 1967.
GE Renewable Energy’s hydro plant in Europe and the Americas will be accountable for supplying two new 50 MW Francis turbines, four new 50 MW originators as well as three new advanced auxiliary turbines and generators. They will be in charge of the valuation of the penstock, the powerhouse and a new switch system will also be provided.
This reintegration will be led in the best conditions for the client to limit a power outage of the plant as much as likely, a crucial pre-requisite for Angat Hydropower Corporation as the dam plays a planned role for the country.
Once fully promoted in 2023, the power output of the plant will be augmented by around 4 % bringing it to 226.6 MW. This reformed plant will provide an extra and reliable source of electricity in the Philippines and secure water needs for the people.