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Near midnight, an olive ridley sea turtle finishes laying her eggs on the coast of Therma South, Inc. late last month. This is the second nest that was discovered along the shore of the power plant facility. Supplied photo

Another pawikan nest found in AP baseload power plant

Another sea turtle or pawikan nest was discovered inside the plant complex of AboitizPower subsidiary Therma South, Inc. (TSI) on Feb. 23. This is the second discovered nest after the previous one was found last Dec. 14.

Security personnel spotted a dark shape crawling along the shoreline of the coal-fired power plant at around 11:00 pm and, at first, thought it was an intruder. To their surprise and relief, they instead found an olive ridley sea turtle laying her eggs.

Since the discovery, TSI has built a temporary enclosure to protect the nest. TSI will also be coordinating with experts from the Cleanergy Park, operated by Davao Light and Power Co., the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and Ridge to Reef Environmental Consultancy for the protection and monitoring of the nest.

Wholly-owned AboitizPower subsidiary Therma South, Inc. (TSI) is the owner and operator of the 300-Megawatt Davao Baseload Power Plant located in Binugao, Toril, Davao City. TSI is certified in three ISO standards, namely Quality Management (ISO 9001:2015), Environmental Management (ISO 14001:2015), and Occupational Health and Safety Management (OHSAS 18001:2007). Together with Therma Luzon, Inc. and Therma Visayas, Inc., the three primarily comprise the Coal Business Unit of AboitizPower. (pr)

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