Santa Catalina Power Central
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Santa Catalina Power Central is a proposed 770-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in Punta Catalina - Hatillo, Azua, Dominican Republic.
The map below shows Punta Catalina, the approximate location where the plant would be built.
According to the Dominican Republic's national electrical utility, CDEEE, the US$2 billion Santa Catalina project will comprise two identical coal-fired units, both incorporating technology designed to reduce CO2 emissions and comply with the latest international environmental standards. In a December 2013 groundbreaking ceremony for Unit 1, Dominican president Danilo Medina touted the new 770 MW plant as a solution to the country's electricity shortages and high energy prices. Engineering, procurement and construction services for the new plant will be provided by Maire Tecnimont SpA, Construtora Norberto Odebrecht S.A and Ingenieria Estrella SRL.
In December 2015 local organizations and individuals filed for an injunction in the Superior Administrative Court to halt construction of both Punta Catalina Power Central and Santa Catalina Power Central. They said the plants violate Environment and Natural Resources Law 64-00 which stipulates that any project that affects adjacent areas must first have an environmental license.
- Sponsor: CDEEE
- Parent company:
- Location: Hatillo, Azua, Dominican Republic
- Coordinates: 18.222485, -70.237076 (approximate)
- Unit 1: Construction
- Unit 2: Construction
- Gross Capacity:
- Unit 1: 385 MW
- Unit 2: 385 MW
- Type: Subcritical
- Projected in service:
- Coal Type:
- Coal Source:
- Source of financing:
Articles and resources
- "Dominican Government defends US$2.0B ‘clean coal’ plants,", Dominican Today, September 16, 2013.
- "Danilo asegura que trabaja para solucionar problemas eléctricos en tres años,", Diario Libre, December 15, 2013.
- "Dominican Republic starts US$1.9B power plants,", Dominican Today, December 16, 2013.
- "Maire Tecnimont SpA receives new awards for $926 mln,", Reuters, December 16, 2013.
- "Dominican groups seek injunction against coal-fired plants," Domincan Today, Dec 3, 2015