EXERGY INTERNATIONAL, a global provider of clean energy technologies and a leader in new-generation ORC geothermal power plants, has signed a new contract with Energy Development Corporation (EDC) to supply a 28 MWe binary system in Leyte, in the eastern Visayas, Philippines.
Advanced Geothermal Projects: Exergy Expands Mahanagdong Power Plant
The project will consist of an extension to the 180 MWe Mahanagdong single-flash power plant, exploiting available unused brine to generate additional electricity without the need for geothermal field development. The new plant will use Exergy’s advanced ORC technology with a radial output turbine offering high efficiency and reliability. This maximizes the exploitation of geothermal resources. Exergy is in charge of designing and supplying the complete technological solution and the corresponding equipment.
The ORC design consists of a two-stage pressure cycle with 2 turbines coupled to a single generator, and a water-cooled condensing system with cooling towers. It includes a brackish acid dosing system to ensure proper operation without risk to the resource. As well as a DCS control system that will control the entire new plant. It will be integrated into the architecture of the EDC control system. Construction will be carried out by JGC Philippines Inc. acting as EPC contractor in partnership with Exergy.
JGC Philippines has been providing EPC and O&M services in the Philippines for over 30 years. With an outstanding track record and strong execution capabilities, they will be a key partner for Exergy in the project.
Geothermal energy for a sustainable future: Exergy-EDC collaboration
Once in service, the plant will help to significantly reduce CO2 emissions by providing clean, reliable and stable geothermal energy, available 24/7 to local communities and industries. This is the second order awarded to Exergy by EDC. In particular, after the success of the Mindanao brine recovery project in 2022.
As Luca Pozzoni, Managing Director of Exergy International, points out, “We are honored to have been chosen once again by EDC for the execution of the Mahanagdong power plant. This new order gives us the opportunity to continue a fruitful collaboration, contributing to EDC’s mission for a decarbonized future.”
“I would like to congratulate my team for their commitment and hard work in bringing this target project to fruition, as well as Marco Frassinetti, who personally led the development of all activities from the outset. This is an important reference in our portfolio that will help us develop our activities in the Asia-Pacific region, a region with significant untapped geothermal potential, where Exergy is investing resources and efforts to develop its presence.”
About Energy Development Corporation EDC is a diversified global renewable energy company. As the world’s largest vertically integrated geothermal company and the Philippines’ leading renewable energy company. EDC has a portfolio of geothermal, hydroelectric, solar and wind power assets totalling almost 1.5 GW of installed capacity. In particular, with geothermal power as the main source of energy, EDC’s 1185.40 MW provide around 61% of the country’s total installed geothermal capacity.