Listed independent oil firm Phoenix Petroleum Philippines Inc. has teamed up with Wyoming-based Mesa Natural Gas Solutions Llc to promote the use of gas and support diverse energy mix.
Mesa Natural is a manufacturer, distributor, and operator of generator sets that can run on raw wellhead gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG), compressed natural gas (CNG) and propane rich liquefied petroleum gas (LPG).
Phoenix said the agreement would make the genset units available in the Philippines with the corresponding commissioning, training, and technical support from the US.
With the deal, both companies expect to broaden the Philippines’ energy mix.
“With this partnership, Mesa and Phoenix are providing three important benefits; high reliability, improved cost-efficiency, and strong environmental standards, all of which are needed in the Philippine power sector today. We see future growth for Mesa not just in the Philippines, but in other emerging markets globally,” said Keenan Ugarte, director of Primeiro Partners, the strategic advisor to Mesa Natural Gas Solutions.
The project aims to contribute to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ initiatives on clean development mechanism, allowing its clients to earn carbon credits, Phoenix said.
“Through this valuable project, we will be able to further support the Philippine government’s thrust to broaden our energy mix and move closer towards cleaner energy. Gas, being available in many parts of the world, will allow us to diversify and stabilize our energy sources as we help the country better secure its energy requirements,” Phoenix Petroleum chief operating officer Henry Albert Fadullon said.
Considering the innovative properties of this technology, remote areas of the country that suffer from unreliable power supply and quality can greatly benefit from it, including businesses in the hospitality and manufacturing industries,” he said.
Fadullon said the genset technology would allow the use of propane rich LPG—to be supplied by Phoenix LPG Philippines Inc. to the Mesa gensets—as a transition fuel while the availability of LNG is still being developed.
Often used in upstream operations providing power for remote locations even without access to the main grid, Mesa genset units are compact, mobile, and can be custom- engineered to fit the requirements of the clients.
The performance of the gensets can be monitored remotely on real-time basis and immediate action can be taken on-site, if needed.
Local industrial and commercial businesses, whose operations are reliant on efficient and stable supply of power, are expected to maximize Mesa’s technology, which aims to provide operational flexibility, increased uptime, and significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
With an uptime of more than 99 percent, Mesa has an estimated power generation fleet of 450 megawatts (MW). Last year, it installed not less than 25 MW of power for micro-grid clients.
Date: December 17, 2019