$150 million for carbon plant in Guatemala

Duke Energy International, from the US, will build an 85 Mw carbon based, electric generation plant in Escuintla, Guatemala.

Monday, September 1, 2008


Construction works were inaugurated this Friday by the President of Guatemala, Alvaro Colom, who placed the first stone and stated that the new plant is a part of the Government's 4-year energy plan launched on January 14.

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Honduras: $125 million in Coal-Fired Generation

November 2013

Cementera is inaugurating works in a power plant based on coal with a capacity to generate 60 MW per year.

Laprensa.hn reports: "The project, called Bijao Electric Company (BECO-60), is valued at $125 million and is located in the municipality of Choloma, northern department of Cortés ...".

Guatemala: Coal Power Plant Lacking Funding

November 2009

The financial crisis and environmental concerns are jeopardizing the execution of the power plant 'Jaguar Energy'.

The project is six month behind schedule, explained José Sarmiento, spokesperson of Jaguar Energy, a $700-million, 300-MW coal power plant.

Sarmiento told Prensalibre.com: "The project's feasibility has been affected by these financing concerns.

Jaguar Energy Plant Delayed in Start of Operations

February 2013

Lack of international funding has delayed the construction of the Jaguar Energy power plant in Guatemala, which will begin operations a year later than planned.

To date the company has disbursed an amount close to a million dollars to cover the fines established and about $640,000 for the guaranteed stipulated in the contract with the distributors Energuate.

Guatemala: 300 MW Plant Halted Due to Business Dispute

January 2014

The construction of the Jaguar Energy power plant has been delayed by eight months because of severe conflict with the Chinese construction company.

Eight months after the agreed period for delivery of the project by the companies China Machine New Energy Corp. (CMNC) and Jaguar Energy Guatemala (Jaguar Energy), in charge of the construction of the power plant based on coal with a capacity of 300 MW in Escuintla, the work has bee halted.

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