Honduras: Possible Expansion of Hydro Power Station

Preliminary analysis is underway for the installation of a fifth turbine at El Cajón Hydroelectric Power Station.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

"Installation of the turbine could cost $60 million, but only after the study we will know how long it could take...", said Manuel Palma, director of the power plant.

Newspaper La Prensa de Honduras published more comments by Palma: "Some research has been made, proving the financial feasibility of the project. We also have offers from experts for the analysis of the civil works. We expect this project to become a reality, as it will help Enee and the country."

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New Tender for Works on Hydroelectric Dam

January 2013

The administration of the Francisco Morazán reservoir announced that next March a tender will be re-launched for a project to repair cracks in the El Cajon hydroelectric dam.

Cracks in the Francisco Morazán hydroelectric station are causing state losses of over $2 million a year because of the water that is lost instead of going to the engine room.

Tender Announced for Works on Hydropower Station

April 2012

The National Electricity Company of Honduras has announced an international tender for works on the Francisco Morazan hydro station, worth about $200 million.

The works to be completed include repair of leaks in the "El Cajon" dam that occurred after the earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale on 28th May 2009.

$10.6 Million to Repair Hydro Plant in Honduras

April 2010

The government will invite companies to bid for repairing cracks at “El Cajón” hydroelectric power plant, also known as “Francisco Morazán”.

Manuel Palma, executive director of the plant, commented they will publish the bidding rules in the next days and that works should begin on June.

$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.

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