Philippine’s NGCP commences work on the Visayas-Mindanao grid connection project

The private concessionaire of the Philippines’ high voltage network, the National Grid Corporation of Philippines (NGCP), has commenced work on the Visayas-Mindanao grid connection project at an estimated cost of $1 billion to help establish a unified electricity market in the country. The scope of the contract involves the construction of a 92 km long, ±350 kV high voltage direct current (HVDC) submarine cable between the Santander and Dapitan cable terminal stations (CTS); a 50 km long, ±350 kV HVDC overhead transmission line (OHTL) from the Santander CTS to the Sibonga converter station; a 135 km long, HVDC OHTL from the Dapitan CTS to the New Aurora converter station; the Sibonga and New Aurora converter stations, including associated electrode stations and electrode lines in Sibonga, Cebu and Aurora; new substations in Umapad, Cebu, including associated transmission line extensions from the Cebu-Lapu transmission line cable; and terminal stations in Santander (Cebu) and Dapitan (Zamboanga Del Norte); and expansion of the Magdugo and New Aurora substations.


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