CCGT Plants in Bolivia
Bulo Bulo GT 1&2
Location: Cochabamba
Operator: Compania Electrica Central Bulo Bulo SA
Configuration: 2 X 45 MW LM6000 gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2000
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: GE, Stewart & Stevenson, Santos CMI
Quick facts: Bulo Bulo was built by a joint venture of NRG Energy, Vattenfall, and Pan American Energy LLC. It went commercial on 30 Jun 2000 with a 30yr generation license. In May 2003, Petrolera Chaco (now YPFB Chaco) purchased the plant.

Photograph courtesy of Inesco
Posted 13 Mar 2011

Bulo Bulo GT 3
Location: Cochabamba
Operator: Compania Electrica Central Bulo Bulo SA
Configuration: 1 X 45 MW LM6000PC gas turbine
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2014
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Carlos Caballero SRL
Quick facts: This $44mn project went online on 27 Jan 2014. The project was co-funded by YPFB loans and equity ($37.85mn and $6.15mn respectively). ENDE has taken over O&M responsibility for the Bulo Bulo PS.

Photograph courtesy of Agencia Boliviana de Informacion
Posted 8 Jul 2015

Guaracachi CC
Location: Santa Cruz
Operator: Empresa Electrica Guaracachi SA
Configuration: 210-MW, 2+1 CCGT plant with 6001FA gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1999-2010
HRSG supplier: IST
T/G supplier: GE, Alstom
EPC: GE, Santos CMI, Inesco
Quick facts: In July 2012, two 6FA gas turbines at Guaracachi in Santa Cruz were converted to combined-cycle operation. In addition to the HRSGs and steam set, the installation included a new 5-cell mechanical draft tower and a demineralized water treatment plant. The plant was 50%-owned by Rurelec PLC when nationalized by Bolivian President Evo Morales in Feb 2010.

Photograph courtesy of Inesco
Posted 13 Mar 2011

Termoelectrica del Entre Rios
Location: Cochabamba
Operator: Ende Andina SAM
Configuration: 4 X 30 MW SGT-700 gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2010
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens
Quick facts: This project is a 60:40 JV of Ende and PDVSA and was the result of an Aug 2007 agreement between Presidents Evo Morales and Hugo Chavez. It cost about $80mn and connects to the 230kV grid. Commercial operation was on 22 Jul 2010.

Photograph courtesy of jnn-digital.blogspot.com
Posted 6 Apr 2011

Termoelectrica del Sur
Location: Cochabamba
Operator: Ende Andina SAM
Configuration: 4 X 40-MW SGT-800 gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2014
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Siemens
Quick facts: This project cost $112mn and was financed by Banco Central de Bolivia. It opened in Jun 2014.

Photograph courtesy of ENDE Corp
Posted 7 Jul 2015

Valle Hermoso Phase II
Location: Cochabamba
Operator: Empresa Electrica Valle Hermos
Configuration: 4 X 10-MW Titan 130 gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2012
T/G supplier: Solar, Leroy Somer
EPC: TSK
Quick facts: This $39mn extension was inaugurated in Dec 2010 after 375 days of construction and testing. The site is in Cercado province.

Photograph courtesy of www.lostiempos.com
Posted 7 Jul 2015

Abbreviations

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

Updated 29-Jul-2015

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