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Indar will deliver its most powerful hydro generators on record

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Indar generators will provide 296 MW to the Bolivian National Electricity Company (ENDE). ENDE Valle Hermoso S.A.’s Ivirizu Hydroelectric Project is located in the Cochabamba Department (province of Carrasco), inside Carrasco National Park (Bolivia).

This project encompasses two cascade hydropower plants (Sehuencas and Juntas), both located in the Alta Cuenca of the Ivirizu River. Those power plants are connected to the Bolivian SIN (Interconnected National System) through the Juntas-Sehuencas and Sehuencas-Mizque transmission lines. The Sehuencas plant gets water from the Ivirizu River in the Sehuencas reservoir, while the Juntas plant gets water from a reservoir where it is already stored. The water that is run through the turbines arises from the Sehuencas Plant along with water from the Obra de Toma de Juntas located in the Ivirizu River.   

The Sehuencas plant’s powerhouse is located at 1303.6 above sea level and is equipped with three Pelton turbines, for 205 MW in total of capacity. On the other hand, the Juntas Plant’s powerhouse is powered by two Francis turbines, with a capacity of 91.55 MW, at 972.72 m above sea level. Indar will deliver three vertical generators (80 MVA each) with a speed of 600 rpm to Sehuencas Plant and another two vertical generators (54 MVA each) will be installed in Juntas Plant, with a speed of 600 rpm, nominal voltage of 11.5 kV.

Together, Indar will deliver five large generators, producing 348 MVA electric output at 11.5 kV voltage. Both plants will generate 1160.89 GWh per year and their production will be directly integrated into the Bolivian SIN. The total investment of the project reaches EUR485M

So far, Indar technology generates 417 MW in Bolivia (135 MW at Misicuni, 125 MW at Palillada and 87 MW at Umapalca, among others) and on this occasion it will participate as a technological partner in the generator design, manufacturing, commissioning and start up, along with the Spanish company TSK Electrónica y Electricidad, S.A., which acts as the leading EPC company. This project is expected to be in operation by late 2022.

Indar, Ingeteam group, is a power conversion partner for its customers in energy generation (wind generators, hydroelectric generators and internal combustion), marine electric propulsion (motors and generators), industrial drives (motors) and submersible water pumping (submersible motor-pump sets). Its offering encompasses one-stop solutions for those sectors, backed by strong R&D and engineering capabilities.

By addressing the challenges that our customers face within different sectors, Indar provides sustainable and efficient innovation. Its net sales exceed 220 million euros with a work team of more than 800 people. As of 2018, Indar’s total installed capacity came to 39 GW.

For further information, please contact: Pedro Garciandia, Business Development & Public Affairs Director, [email protected]