Cepa faces bid ban

PUBLISHED : Saturday, 28 October, 1995, 12:00am
UPDATED : Saturday, 28 October, 1995, 12:00am

CONSOLIDATED Electric Power Asia (Cepa) may be barred from bidding for a project to build a 1,200-megawatt power plant in Batangas, south of Manila, state-owned National Power Corp (Napocor) of the Philippines says.

'It is an issue that has to be settled by the Napocor board,' Napocor legal counsel Alfredo Pancog said.

He said the board would decide on the final re-bidding date and the issue of disqualification when it met in November.

Cepa submitted the lowest bid for the power plant project when it was first offered in May.

Napocor scrapped the bidding when it suspected that Cepa's partner, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of Japan, was using technology designed by US-based Westinghouse Corp, which was embroiled in controversy over questionable deals with members of the Marcos administration.