Thursday, February 13, 2020

Philippines: Bringing the 60 MW Mahanagdong B Geothermal Power Plant Back Online after Earthquake

Reinstating Vital Power Infrastructure in the Philippines Under Challenging Conditions (Jacobs)

Image courtesy of Energy Development Corporation
Jacobs’ rectification work to reinstate the Mahanagdong B power plant in Leyte following earthquake delivers strong safety and sustainability outcomes, winning two prestigious awards.

When an earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale struck the island of Leyte in the Eastern Visayas region of the Philippines in mid-2017, it caused multiple fatalities, injuries and significant damage to critical local infrastructure. The Mahanagdong B 60 MW geothermal power plant sustained severe damage, and power supply to the whole of the Eastern Visayas region and nearby Bohol island was interrupted.