AES Dominicana US$260.0M power plant project ahead of schedule
Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic´s biggest power company on Tuesday announced advances in the Combined Cycle Project for its power plant at Los Mina started last year at a cost of US$260.0 million and pledged conclusion as scheduled and within budget.
AES Dominicana Combined Cycle project manager Abraham Garrido said the conversion of the Dominican Power Partners (DPP) plant is 75% completed and noted that it could be inaugurated before schedule.
“So far the project is on time and budget, I would say that we´ve developed, mostly engineering of around 75% compared with 52% originally planned for this date, wo we´ve planned that this project might conclude before schedule, which is what everyone expects,” the executive said.
In a gathering of financial area journalists in a downtown restaurant, Garrido said the conversion will boost DPP´s output from 212 megawatts to 325 Mw, and noted that the project has reached 368 days without delays from incidents.
He said the key equipment are now being manufactured, including the steam turbine, condenser, bypass stacks, cooling tower, and pumps among others.
He said the conversion uses the super-hot exhaust gases to drive a steam –powered generator, adding that although the project is slated to conclude on January 22, 2017, it could be sooner given the progress at the site.
Nov 11, 2015
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