Bilyonaryo Dennis Uy-led Phoenix Pilipinas Gas and Power Inc. has sealed a contract to supply gas-fired generator sets for Balesin Island.
A joint venture with US-based Mesa Natural Gas Solutions LLC, PPGPI started the pilot run of its gas-fired gensets, each with a maximum capacity of 350 kilowatts in the upscale resort in Polillo, Quezon.
The genets are powered using propane-rich LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) as part of Phoenix Petroleum Philippines’ energy diversification strategy.
“With Balesin’s gradual return to full operation from the current community quarantine measures, the pilot run will effectively provide cleaner power to the entire island resort. The aim is to replicate such solutions later on in industries that are generating and using their own power in the fields of manufacturing, hospitality and leisure, construction, telecommunications and mining,” said Henry Bong FAdullon, president of Phoenix.
The genets can also be powered using natural gas, LNG, compressed gas and wellhead gas. With the use of such technology, LPG is positioned as a transition fuel to bring cleaner and more efficient fuels such as LNG, making this type of genets a viable alternative to coal, diesel and bunker fuel-fed power generation units.