Termotasajero power station
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The Termotasajero power station is a 163-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in San Cayetano, Cúcuta, Norte de Santander, Colombia. It has been operated since 1984 by Termotasajero S.A., a subsidiary of Colombian investment company Colgener S.A. A second 180 MW unit was announced in 2011 and is currently under construction.
The undated satellite photo below shows the plant, which is near Cúcuta, Colombia.
In May 2011 company director Hernando Díaz Martínez announced plans to construct a US$330 million, 160-megawatt second unit at Termotasajero, contingent on a successful outcome in the late 2011 energy auction sponsored by Colombian regulatory agency Creg (Comisión de Regulación de Energía y Gas).
In January 2012 Korean trading firm Hyundai Corp. secured a $300 million deal with Termotasajero S.A. to construct the plant, with a scheduled completion date 36 months after start of construction.
In November 2012 the Babcock & Wilcox Company (B&W) was awarded a $60 million contract to design and supply a 180 MW coal-fired boiler for Termotasajero Unit 2 for South Korean contractor Hyundai Engineering Co., Ltd. The plant is scheduled for start-up in late 2015.
- Sponsor: Termotasajero S.A.
- Parent company:
- Location: San Cayetano, Cúcuta, Norte de Santander, Colombia
- Coordinates: 7.8473, -72.6328 (exact)
- Unit 1: Operating
- Unit 2: Construction
- Gross Capacity:
- Unit 1: 163 MW
- Unit 2: 180 MW
- Type: Subcritical
- Projected in service:
- Coal Type:
- Coal Source: local coal mines
- Source of financing:
Articles and resources
- "Coal-Fired Plants Financed by International Public Investment Institutions Since 1994", Appendix to Foreclosing the Future: Coal, Climate and International Public Finance: Investment in coal-fired power plants hinders the fight against global warming, Environmental Defense, April 2009.
- "Termotasajero proyecta construir una segunda planta,", Portafolio.co, May 8, 2011.
- "Hyundai wins $300 mil. power plant order from Colombia," The Korea Times, Jan. 19, 2012.
- "B&W awarded $60MM boiler project in Colombia," PennEnergy, Nov. 6, 2012.