GALLERY: SEC steps up training of Section One workforce
Operations and Maintenance (O&M) manager Richard Mark Jones from the Power Industry Consultants (PIC Group) lectures the newly-hired registered and licensed engineers, who will be running and maintaining Sarangani Energy Corporation’s (SEC) first section of the Group’s coal-fired power plant. SEC has tapped the world-renowned PIC Group to guide, train, coach and oversee the O&M team.
Engineer Marino Gamotin, Jr. (right) of the Power Industry Consultants (PIC Group) briefs the newly-hired employees of the Sarangani Energy Corporation (SEC) before a walk-down in the project site of SEC power plant. Now preparing for the operations and maintenance phase, SEC of the Alsons Power Group took in more than 70 registered and licensed engineers who will be guided, trained, coached and overseen by the PIC Group. The first 105-MW of SEC’s 210-MW coal-fired power plant is expected to go commercial stream in October, 2015.
Sarangani Energy Corporation (SEC) HR-Admin & Project Assurance head Joel Aton (3rd from right) and Power Plant manager Jori Liimatta (center) tour a batch of newly-hired engineers in SEC power plant project site to familiarize the trainees with the different structures, installations and equipment that they will soon help operate. The PWD will continue to be conducted as the construction progresses.
Alsons Consolidated Resources, Inc. and Sarangani Energy Corporation (SEC) chairman Tomas I. Alcantara challenges the employees to give their best as Section 1 of its 210 – MW coal-fired power comes closer to its date of commercial operations. At least 130 newly-hired registered and licensed engineers are now guided, trained and coached by Power Industry Consultants (PIC Group).
Once its comes online, the SEC power plant could help provide a sustainable solution to Mindanao’s severe four-year old power shortage.