Abengoa of Spain and Siemens of Germany have received a contract to equip and construct a substation for the 305.5-MW Reventazon hydroelectric project in the Siquirres area of Costa Rica’s Limon Province.
With funding from the Inter-American Bank, the US$1.1 billion project is to include a 130-meter-tall dam, a 6.9-square-kilometer reservoir, and a 4.2-km diversion between the dam and powerhouse on the Reventazon River.
The US$15.7 million contract from Costa Rica utility Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad calls for Abengoa, in partnership with Siemens, to supply, construct, and commission a 230-kilovolt transmission substation. The substation is to connect four transmission lines with Reventazon, allowing delivery of power to Costa Rica’s national grid.
ICE awarded a contract to Italian manufacturer Ergonbluenergy earlier this month to supply two trash rake cleaning machines for Reventazon.