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Hedcor’s Manolo Fortich hydro plant reaches halfway mark in turbine installation

Lloyd Revilla | May 30, 2017


AboitizPower unit Hedcor Bukidnon is halfway to completing the installation of four units of Francis-type turbine for the 25.4-MW Manolo Fortich Hydropower Plant 2, with Andritz Hydro leading the process.

The Manolo Fortich Hydropower Plant 1 will have a combination of Francis-type and Pelton-type turbines with two units each type. This will generate 43.4 MW of renewable energy.

Andritz was awarded EUR 15 million  worth-of-contract to complete the electromechanical works of Hedcor’s two newest power plants. This hydro project of Hedcor is enough to provide clean energy to approximately 70,000 households in the island of Mindanao.

“Aside from installing the electromechanical equipment, Andritz ensures quality control of the entire hydro system such as analysis, target points, alignment, and ensures the hydro plant will soon generate power, efficiently.”

-Rolando Pacquiao, Vice President for Operations, Hedcor

Pacquiao added that the commissioning of this project is expected within the fourth quarter of this year.

Meanwhile, Hedcor Bukidnon recorded 2.9 million man-hours with no lost time incident within the workplace to date.

Hedcor specializes in generating renewable energy from run-of-river hydropower system. Today, Hedcor manages and operates 22 hydropower plants and supplies the country with 185 MW of clean and renewable energy. With almost 40 years of experience, Hedcor is the leading run-of-river developer in the Philippines which adheres to the guidelines of various international standards.