September 6, 2013 – A Brown signs deal with Finnish supplier
Peakpower Energy Inc., a unit of A Brown Company Inc., has signed an equipment supply contract with Wärtsilä Finland Oy for two power plants in Mindanao.
The company said in a statement the power projects include the 20.9-megawatt Peakpower Soccsargen plant in General Santos City and the 5-MW Peakpower San Francisco in Agusan del Sur.
Peakpower’s build, operate, maintain and transfer projects are designed to address the shortfall in peaking power in the Mindanao grid that has been causing power outages and affecting businesses in the island.
Both power plants will use Wärtsilä bunker-fired engines. Wärtsilä is a global manufacturer of diesel engines, with 2 gigawatts of installed capacity across the Philippines.
“Construction for both Peakpower Soccsargen and Peakpower San Francisco has commenced and the power plants are set to be fully operational by 2014,” the company said.