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Barrancones Thermoelectric Plant Cancelled

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Early Works
Current Stage: Environmental evaluation
Start: 01/2008
Completion: 08/2010
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The project involves providing electricity to the local central SIC power grid, and thus meeting the country's energy demand which is growing at an annual rate of 400MW. The project consists of the construction and operation of three pulverized coal-fired turbines and one diesel-fired turbine. It will have an indefinite useful life and is expected to generate 1,602 long-term jobs.

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Key Specs

Full Name
Barrancones Thermoelectric Plant
Project Type
Combined cycle
Development Phase
Environmental evaluation
Project Status
Project Capacity
600  MW (megawatt)  Combined cycle
US$ 1.1bn

The project is to be built along Region IV's coastline in La Higuera municipality, Elqui province, 5.5km north of Chungungo and nearly 60km north of La Serena.

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