Argentina’s La Rioja province pursuing 52 MW hydropower project

The La Rioja government has awarded a contract to consulting firm Hydrotec to design and conduct technical and environmental studies for a 52 MW hydropower project in Argentina.

The yet-to-be-named hydroelectric plant will be located in the Blanco River Basin in Argentina‘s western La Rioja province, where it will provide about a third of the province’s power and 5,000 hectares of irrigation water for farming.

The contract will allow Hydrotec to begin the work later this month, pending signing of the document, according to a state publication. The design and studies are expected to take a year to complete.

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