At a ceremony in July 2009 Ms. Manxi R Prieto, Chairperson of the Bataan Group inaugurated the captive cogeneration plant that Thermax built for her paper manufacturing unit. Bataan 20:20, near Manila, is the first overseas power facility built and commissioned by Thermax. The cogeneration plant completed on EPC basis will generate 12.5 MW of power and 30TPH of process steam. It will run on biomass (rice husk) with the option of using coal also as fuel. Besides the boilers, Thermax has also supplied the air pollution control system, and the water and waste water facilities.
The plant, completed in 21 months, braved challenges like logistics between the ports of Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai and Manila; training local workers on the nuances of onsite construction with the aid of photographs and video; and completion of the project in unpredictable weather conditions.