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About the Company
Incorporated in the Philippines on 26 February 1980, SMPC began as the Semirara Coal Corporation (SCC). It had exclusive rights to explore, extract and develop the coal resources in Semirara Island, Antique Province – a right the company retains to this day. After commencing commercial operations in 1988, the Company struggled through low productivity, operational inefficiencies, debt restructuring, falling coal prices, and the Philippine peso devaluation.
In April 1997, DMCI Holdings, Inc. (DMCI HI) acquired a 40% interest in SCC’s Common Shares, including PHP2.5 billion of its outstanding loans.
Following SCC’s sustained financial difficulties, DMCI HI agreed to a debt-to-equity conversion in 1998, raising its total interest in SMPC to 74%.
After gaining a controlling interest in SMPC, DMCI HI appointed a new management team composed of local and expatriate staff in August 1999. Soon after, it changed its name to Semirara Mining Corporation (SMC).
In August 2014, SMC changed its name to the Semirara Mining and Power Corporation (SMPC) after successfully bidding for the 600 megawatt (MW) Calaca power plant of the National Power Corporation (NPC).
Since then, SMPC has adopted flexible, cost-efficient and more advanced mining techniques to increase the quantity and improve the quality of its coal production.
From an initial annual product coal production of 806,451 tons run-of-mine (ROM) coal in 1997, the Company was able to produce 11.9 million MT ROM coal in 2016. SMPC also posted a record-high coal shipment of 12.8 million MT in the same year.
Since the DMCI group bought into the company in 1997, the historical annual average rate increase for coal production is at 15%. DMCI HI currently holds 56% ownership of SMPC.
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