The $1.2 bn San Roque Multi-Purpose Dam Project, the biggest of its kind in the whole of Southeast Asia, is now 100 per cent complete and is undergoing commissioning tests.
The news was disclosed by Laurencio Cornel, chief of the information and communications division of San Roque Power Corporation [SRPC], in a report Tuesday to the Metro Dagupan City Civilian Reconstruction Fund Foundation [MDCCERFF]. SRPC will operate the plant for 25 years, guaranteed by a build-operate-transfer [BOT] contract it executed with the National Power Corporation. Commercial operation is scheduled for March. "The testing took us long because of the need to further test the very minute component of the power generation facilities," Cornel said, adding that the testing was first scheduled to be completed last December.
The facility has three turbines with combined outputs of 345 MW to be channelled to the Luzon grid of the NPC.