Manzanillo power station
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The Manzanillo power station is a proposed coal or gas-fired power station in Manzanillo, Montecristi, Dominican Republic.
The map below shows Manzanillo, the approximate location where the plant would be built.
In March 2012, CDEEE, the Dominican Corporation of State Electricity Companies, solicited bids for coal- and gas-fired electricity projects aimed at increasing the nation's installed capacity by 1000 to 1500 MW. Of the 18 companies that submitted bids, three (NEC, Summit Power and Odebrecht) expressed interest in building plants near Manzanillo, a northwestern coastal town that has recently experienced first-hand the environmental hazards posed by coal; between 2003 and 2006, 50,000 tons of coal ash from a Puerto Rican power plant were stored in Manzanillo, allegedly leading to a spike in miscarriages, birth defects and other serious health problems. NEC (North Energy Central) and Summit Power have both proposed gas-fired plants for Manzanillo (400 MW and 640 MW, respectively), while Odebrecht has since signed a deal to participate in the Punta Catalina Power Central coal project in the southeastern Dominican Republic. As of April 2014, there are no coal plants actively proposed for the Manzanillo area.
- Sponsor: CDEEE
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- Location: Manzanillo, Montecristi, Dominican Republic
- Coordinates: 19.706944, -71.743056 (approximate)
- Status: Cancelled
- Gross Capacity: 1500 MW
- Projected in service:
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Articles and resources
- "Energy chief starts tender process for coal, gas-fired power plants,", Dominican Today, March 22, 2012.
- "U.S., Brazilian companies to bid for Dominican Republic power plants", Dominican Today, March 29, 2012.
- "Coal ash from U.S. blamed for Dominican town's birth defects,", Miami Herald, November 6, 2009.
- "NEC Corp. boosts Dominican Republic natural gas-fired power plant offer", Dominican Today, March 20, 2013.
- "Dominican government shuns U.S. gas-fired plants for coal ones", Dominican Today, September 16, 2013.
- "Maire Tecnimont SpA receives new awards for $926 mln,", Reuters, December 16, 2013.