Finnish-built power plant to provide 50mw boost for El Salvador
A US$62.2 million expansion of the Talnique power station will add 50 megawatts to El Salvador's generating capacity.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Work is already underway on the second phase of the expansion and should be concluded by the first quarter of next year, said Nicolás Salume, president of the Río Lempa Hydroelectric Commission (Cel).
The expansion has been going on since March 2008 and the nine generators are scheduled to start commercial operations on March 9.
Tenders for the project to double the capacity of the "5 de Noviembre” hydroelectric will begin in 2010.
President Elias Antonio Saca will place the first stone for the El Chaparral central hydroelectric plant that will mark the formal start of construction.
BCIE conducted the first disbursement of $35.5 million for the El Chaparral hydroelectric project.
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