Biomass Power Plants in Chile
Escuadrón
Location: Chile
Operator: Eléctrica Nueva Energía SA
Configuration: 1 X 12 MW, 1 X 2.8 MW CHP
Operation: 2007-2009
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: Biochamm
T/G supplier: TGM, WEG, Alstom, ABB
Quick facts: In Aug 2005, the Forestal y Papelera Concepcion SA Board decided to implement a biomass power project at its Coronel wood products plant. In Apr 2006, FPC ordered the boiler and the first T/G set was completed in Feb 2007. Sufficient steam was available for additional generating capacity so a second unit was added in Mar 2009. At the end of 2008, the CHP plant was spun out into a new company called FPC Energia S.A (FPCE). In 2009, the FPCE shares were acquired by Inversiones Nueva Energía Ltda (INEL), who later renamed the company named Eléctrica Nueva Energía SA. ENESA is now 100% owned by SCL's Americas Energy Fund I.

Photograph courtesy of Eléctrica Nueva Energía SA
Posted 23 Nov 2013

Laja
Location: Chile
Operator: AES Gener
Configuration: 1 X 8.7 MW CHP
Operation: 1995
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: DZ S/A Engenharia Equipamentos e Sistemas
T/G supplier: AEG, ABB

Photograph courtesy of AES Gener
Posted 29 Jan 2006

Planta Cabrero
Location: Chile
Operator: Dalkia
Configuration: 1 X 11 MW CHP
Operation: 2009
Fuel: wood
Boiler supplier: Biochamm
T/G supplier: TGM, WEG
EPC: Areva Koblitz, Proingesa, Constructora Gardilcic
Quick facts: This plant was developed by Dalkia for wood processor Masisa SA. Dalkia financed design and construction and will operate the plant for 15yrs. Exhaust steam is used for wood drying. The EPC contract was worth $21mn and plant engineering started in Aug 2008. The project was turned over on 18 Dec 2009.

Photograph courtesy of Areva
Posted 20 Jan 2010<

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Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 01-Jun-2014

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