Power Growth and Economics for Philippines with DuPont Ultrafiltration Technology

Article | June 11, 2020
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sustained economic and population growth on the island of Luzon in the Philippines has created a surge in demand for electric power, driven largely by the island’s rapidly emerging cities and its three Freeport Zones: Clark, Subic and Bataan. As a result, the Luzon electrical grid, including Manila, is projected to reach a peak demand of at least 11,200 megawatts (MW) in 2019.

Climate change also continues to impact the availability of freshwater throughout the Philippines. The increasing number of intense droughts has reduced water levels and river flows, and many freshwater coastal aquifers experience saltwater intrusion.

With a population of over 127,500, Mariveles is a growing municipality located on the southern tip of Luzon’s Bataan peninsula. The GNPower Mariveles Coal Plant Ltd. Co. (GMCP) is situated on the coast, where it can easily draw Manila Bay saltwater that is desalinated onsite to provide service water and feed water for the plant’s subcritical boilers, turbines and generators.

Read the full case study for more details on the four main challenges faced by GMCP in resolving their ultrafiltration replacement and how DuPont ultrafiltration brought visible impact and benefits in cost reduction for the plant.

Watch the new video for a more insightful and personalized sharing by GMCP, Avestronics and DuPont Water Solutions, understand how all stakeholders work collaboratively to achieve common goals, and to bring real impact to the plant operator and community in Mariveles. 

 

 
 
 
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