Dirio Gas & Power is MRDC’s latest investment project in the power generation business. The Dirio Gas-based 45MW power plant is 100 per cent owned by Papua New Guineans (landowners and provincial governments) from SHP, Hela, Gulf, Western and Central Provinces. Dirio power plant is West of Port Moresby, close to PNG LNG Project plant facility at Caution Bay. It is an investment which offers sustained income to the shareholders outside of the oil and gas royalties and provides project security to PNG LNG Project. Dirio aims to deliver cheaper power, making electricity more affordable.
The plant will operate three 15 MW Titan Solar turbines, producing a total energy capacity of 45 MW. The produced electric energy will be fed into PNG Power Ltd (PPL) Port Moresby Grid.