GE Renewable Energy has signed a contract with Angat Hydropower Corporation to rehabilitate the 218MW Angat hydropower plant in the Philippines. This contract is the first major rehabilitation programme since the facility was commissioned in 1967.
GE Renewable Energy will supply two new 50MW Francis turbines, four new 50MW generators, as well as three new upgraded auxiliary turbines and generators. It will also be in charge of the assessment of the penstock and the powerhouse, and it will also provide a new control system.
GE Renewable Energy will work closely with a local partner, Desco , that will install and commission the Angat plant.
Once fully upgraded in 2023, the power output of the plant will be increased by around 4 per cent, bringing it to 226.6MW.