Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


The Project involves the acquisition, refurbishment and operation of a 600 MW Coal Fired Thermal Power Plant located in Calaca, Batangas (Calaca Power Plant), which is owned and operated by the National Power Corporation (NPC). The power plant was offered for sale by the Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corporation (PSALM) through a competitive bidding process held on 16 October 2007. The Calaca Holdco Inc (subsequently renamed Emerald Energy Corporation (Emerald), a special purpose company wholly-owned by Suez Tractabel S.A. won the bid to acquire the Calaca Power Plant. Electricity generated by the Calaca Power Plant will be sold through the wholesale electricity spot market (WESM) and bilateral contracts. Read More

Country Philippines
Borrower/Equity Investment Name EMERALD ENERGY CORPORATION
Project Number 41958-014
Project Type or Modality of Assistance PS
Financing Private sector (Nonsovereign)
Approval Numbers 7280
Approval Date 02 Jun 2008
Geographical Location Batangas, Philippines
Sector / Subsector Classification Energy
/ Conventional energy generation
Safeguard Categories Environment: B
Resettlement: C
Indigenous People: C



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Project Data Sheets (PDS)

Responsible ADB Officer
Christine Genalin C. Uy
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Responsible ADB Department
Private Sector Operations Department

Responsible ADB Divisions
Infrastructure Finance Division 2

PDS Creation Date
25 Mar 2008

Last PDS Update
27 Mar 2009