Awarded by First Gen’s wholly-owned subsidiary, First NatGas Power, the €395m order covers construction and operation of 414MW CCPP in Batangas City located in the Calabarzon region, and also includes a long-term maintenance contract.

Siemens will supply a SGT6-8000H gas turbine, a SST6-5000 steam turbine, a hydrogen-cooled SGen6-2000H generator, a Benson type heat recovery steam generator, the electrical engineering, as well as the SPPA-T3000 control system.

In addition, the company’s Philippine subsidiary, Siemens, will handle turnkey construction of the plant, as the general contractor.

First Gen chairman and CEO Federico Lopez said the company is constructing much needed additional power generating capacity for the Luzon grid.

”The San Gabriel project will be using the latest Siemens technology that will make it the most efficient gas-fired plant in the country," Lopez added.

Scheduled for commissioning in March 2016, the San Gabriel will be the most efficient gas-fired power plant in South East Asia, with an efficiency of more than 60%.

The power demand in the Philippines is expected to almost double from 22GW of installed capacity to 42GW by 2030, with considerable demand for high-efficiency power plants due to the high price of natural gas.

Siemens Energy Solutions Korea CEO Rochus Bergmann said, "For these market requirements, our power plants featuring H-Class technology with high power density are the perfect answer."

Siemens has earlier constructed and operated the Santa Rita and San Lorenzo CCPPs in the Philippines.