New hydroelectric power plant being established in Bocas del Toro, Panama. It will contain two turbines, generators and transformers, each with an output of 103 MW, corresponding to an annual energy production of 939 GWh.
Panama is in a process of modernisation throughout its provinces, focusing on development of the corporate sector and tourism. The new Changuinoula power plant will be located in the Bocas del Toro province 500 km north west of Panama City. The contract is an EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contract.
The hydroelectric power plant will contain two turbines, generators and transformers, each with an output of 103 MW, corresponding to an annual energy production of 939 GWh. The power plant consists of a 100 meter high rollcrete dam with a leaping weir which can deliver 8,300 m³ per second. In addition,
a 4.5 km blasted-out 60 m² supply tunnel and a generating station will be built.
Pihl and MT Højgaard will also carry out the related high voltage and connection work for both plants, construct 23 km of roads with associated
bridges, and a number of smaller works.