Republic of the Philippines

Public-Private Partnership Center

Casecnan Multi-Purpose Irrigation and Power Project

Project Brief
Implementing Agency

National Irrigation Administration (NIA)

Project Description

The project involves the construction of a 26.27-kilometer, 6.50 meter diameter transbasin tunnel traversing Caraballo Mountains with a capacity of 80 m3/s capable of diverting at least 800 million m3 of water/year to the Pantabangan Reservoir. It also involves the construction of two (2) diversion weirs in Casecnan and Taan Rivers in Nueva Vizcaya including 80.46-kilometer access roads that connect to local municipal and provincial road networks. Two (2) generator sets were also installed generating a combined power of 150 MW and a 230kV Switchyard wherein the National Power Corporation’s (NPC) transmission lines were connected. The power produced in the plant is supplied to the Luzon Grid.

Project Cost

USD 675M

Procurement Mode

Unsolicited

PPP Structure

Build-Operate and Transfer (BOT)

Cooperation Period

20 Years (2001-2021)

Region

  • REGION II - CAGAYAN VALLEY

Sector

Water

Private Proponent

CE Casecnan Water and Energy Company, Inc. (CalEnergy)

Status

Operational