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Infraestructura Energética Mejillones thermoelectric plant

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Early Works
Awaiting construction decision
Start: 03/2010
Completion: 11/2014
In Construction
Under Construction
Start: 11/2014
Completion: 12/2018
Current Stage Ramp-up
Completion: 12/2018
Project Details


The project entails the construction and operation of a thermoelectric plant fired by coal, as well as limestone, biomass and other bulk fuels. The project will require a total of 1,500 workers during the construction phase: 1,100 workers to build the generators and 400 people to build the mechanical dock. It will then generate long-term employment for 153 people during the ensuing operational phase: 80 generator jobs, 52 dock jobs, and a dump job.

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Key Specs

Full Name
Infraestructura Energética Mejillones thermoelectric plant
Project Type
Development Phase
Project Status
Project Capacity
375  MW (megawatt)  Coal
US$ 1.1bn
Completion Date

The project is to be built in the Mejillones industrial area, Mejillones district.

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