Duke Energy Tenders Guatemalan Plant Improvements

The American company that operates in Guatemala plans to open a tender for a few replacements of the diesel engines.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Officials from the 160-watt Termoelectrica Arizona Plant located in Guatemala, reported plans for the tender, according to an article in IndustrialInfo.com, published in Marketwire.com.

The plant’s engines are owned by Duke Energy Guatemala, a subsidiary of Duke Energy, which started operations in 2003. Most of the engines have already reached 36 thousand hours of operation.

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Guatemala: Contract with Jaguar Energy Cancelled

June 2015

The electricity generating plant based on coal did not start supplying energy on the date stated in the contract, therefore Energuate has canceled the contract and will be enforcing the guarantee.

After failing to comply with the date of commercial operation, which was postponed repeatedly due to lapses in the construction process , it has been confirmed that Energuate will discontinue the contract it had with the coal plant.

Guatemala: More Delays for Coal Plant

June 2015

Although the coal plant belonging to Jaguar Energy still has problems in testing and is not yet ready to start operating, Energuate has ruled out preparing another tender to replace it.

Although in February Energuate mentioned the possibility of convening a new tender to replace the power supply which the plant by Jaguar Energy should have started providing from June, now its director, Dimas Carranza, said that "...

Guatemala: More Delays for Jaguar Energy

April 2015

The new delays in testing the 300 MW coal plant mean that it will not be ready to fulfill the contract obligations to start supplying energy on May 1.

For the third time a delay has been reported in testing synchronization of equipment installed in the plant with the National Interconnected System (SIN by its initials in Spanish) due to lack of technical coordination between the generator and the administration of the Wholesale Market. The plant will not begin operations as expected by the scheduled date, therefore a replacement supplier is being sought.

Nicaragua Inaugurates $52 Million Power Plant

June 2010

Called “Solidaridad”, the 54MW plant is located in the Nagarote municipality.

It features 32 bunker fuel engines, capable of outputting 1.7MW each. 500 workers were necessary to build it, and the facility will permanently employ 115 people.

The plant is part of a government program called “Zero Blackouts”, which includes four other power plants, built in a similar way as “Solidaridad”.

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