Mexican firm Easa will begin construction on the Tecate hydro project in Baja California state on behalf of the state government in a couple of months, government officials told wire services.
The hydropower project’s engineering has been modified to reflect the expanded aqueduct running west from the Mexicali valley over the Sierra Juarez mountain range to Tijuana. The plant will now have 24 MW capacity, up from the initially-planned 20 MW.
Easa is wrapping up financing for the project before beginning construction works, wire reports indicate.
The state government received approval of the project’s environmental impact statement from the environment and natural resources ministry last year.
Located on the western side of the mountain range, the facility will help reduce the aqueduct’s operating costs and improve security of water supply.
Germany’s Voith Hydro will supply the turbine for the plant, Business News Americas reported previously.
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