$600 Million Hydroelectric Project in Nicaragua

The Government signed an agreement to start preliminary studies in the Brito Hydroelectric Project with the Brazilian company Andrade Gutierrez.

Monday, March 2, 2009

The project which would generate 250 megawatts includes the construction of a dam on the San Juan River and one on the Brito River named San Isidro and Miramar respectively.

Ronaldo Pereira, Vice President of Latin America for the Andrade Gutierrez Construction Company, told El Nuevo Diario that "the project would create 1500 direct jobs and up to 2500 indirectly."

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Hydroelectric plant to be constructed in Siuna, Nicaragua

September 2008

The Compañía Cervecera de Nicaragua (CCN) will begin to develop the El Salto YY hydroelectric project, located in the country's northeast, during the second semester of 2009.

The information released by the company shows that the dam is the first hydroelectric project that will be built by the private sector in the country in the last 30 years.

$600 million for hydroelectric plant in Honduras

January 2009

The Odebrecht company will be in charge of constructing the Los Llanitos and the Jicatuyo hydroelectric dams in the Santa Barbara department.

Latribuna.hn reports on its website: "The work to be carried by the foreign company includes the design, construction, operation, maintenance, and transfer of the hydroelectric plants which will have an installed capacity of 271 megawatts, and an annual generation of 1,037 kilowatt-hours.

New Hydroelectric Project in Guatemala

March 2009

The Sismite hydroelectric project received the green light for a technical study from the Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM).

The Director General of Energy of the MEM approved the use of the Montagua River by the company Generadora Nacional to build the Sisimite hydroelectric project.

Brazilian companies will build hydroelectric plant in Nicaragua

August 2008

Two Brazilian companies will participate in the construction of an ambitious hydroelectric program in the northern part of Nicaragua

The hydroelectric project Tumarín, is expected to be fully functional by the end of 2012. The project will increase the percentage of hydroelectric energy that is produced in the country from 18 to 36%.

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