Wärtsilä to set up a flexible floating energy storage system in Philippines

Wärtsilä will deliver a barge-mounted energy storage system for Therma Marine Inc. (TMI), a subsidiary of Aboitiz Power Corporation, one of the Philippines’ leading companies involved in power generation, distribution, and retail electricity services.

The energy storage system will have a capacity of 54 MW/32 MWh and will be delivered on an engineering, procurement, and construction basis. It will be placed next to TMI’s existing thermal power barge of 100 MW capacity and will provide flexibility for TMI in their ancillary service contract with the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines. The project will be located in the municipality of Maco in the province of Davao de Oro and will be first such deployment of a barge-mounted floating energy storage system in the South East Asia region according to a company announcement. The order for the storage system was placed in September 2020 and the project delivery is scheduled to be completed in fourth quarter of 2021.

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