Diesel and Gas-Engine Plants the Domincan Republic
CEPP-1
Location: Puerto Plata
Operator: Cia Electricidad Puerto Plata
Configuration: 3 X 5.5-MW 18V32 engines
Operation: 1992
Fuel: heavy fuel oil
E/G supplier: Wartsila, Leroy Somer
Quick facts: In 1990, the DR’s first barge-mounted diesel plant was completed and moored in Puerto Plata harbor. The plan was developed by a JV of Coastal Power and Commonwealth Development Corp, each with a 48.3% share, and Basic Energy Ltd with a 3.3% share. In the summer of 1994, Wartsila delivered a 50-MW barge-mounted expansion: the $40mn plant consists of nine more 18V32 machines. In Jun 2007, Inkia Energy acquire the CEPP projects and other assets in Latin America.

Photograph courtesy of Cia Electricidad Puerto Plata
Posted 13 Jul 2016

CEPP-2
Location: Puerto Plata
Operator: Cia Electricidad Puerto Plata
Configuration: 9 X 5.5-MW 18V32 engines
Operation: 1994
Fuel: heavy fuel oil
E/G supplier: Wartsila, ABB
Quick facts: In the summer of 1994, Wartsila delivered a 50-MW expansion at Puertoplata. This cost $40mn.

Photograph courtesy of Cia Electricidad Puerto Plata
Posted 13 Jul 2016

La Vega
Location: La Vega
Operator: Global Power Generation
Configuration: 5 X 17.5-MW V48/60 engines
Operation: 2000
Fuel: heavy fuel oil, light fuel oil
E/G supplier: MAN B&W
EPC: Union Fenosa, MAN B&W, CODEMON, Santos CMI, Estructuristas Consultores SA de CV, OLP Power
Quick facts: This $67mn DPP was inaugurated by President Hipolito Mejia and Fenosa executives in Dec 2000.

Photograph courtesy of MAN B&W Diesel
Posted 12 Jan 2003

Los Negros Azua
Location: Azua
Operator: Monte Rio Power
Configuration: 13 X 8.1-MW 9CM43 engines
Operation: 2003
Fuel: heavy fuel oil, light fuel oil
E/G supplier: Caterpillar
Quick facts: At completion, the $95mn Monte Rio power plant was the largest ever built by Caterpillar. The developer was a joint venture of Paliza-Viyella Group and Caterpillar Power Ventures. Commercial operation was in 2003 and O&M services are provided by an affiliate of GECOLSA, the Cat dealer in Colombia. Power is sold into the national grid and Monte Rio Power also reserved the right to sell capacity and energy directly to large industrial users.

Photograph courtesy of Caterpillar
Re-posted 15 Dec 2007

Palamara
Location: Santo Domingo
Operator: Global Power Generation
Configuration: 10 X 10.5-MW 18V38
Operation: 2000
Fuel: HFO, LFO
E/G supplier: Wartsila, ABB
EPC: Socoin, Codemon, Conelca
Quick facts: This $78mn DPP was inaugurated by President Hipolito Mejia and Fenosa executives in Oct 2000 after about 10ms of construction.

Photograph courtesy of Gas Natural Fenosa
Posted 21 Aug 2016

Pimental Laesa Phases I&II
Location: Barahona
Operator: Consorcio Laesa Ltd
Configuration: 4 X 7.5-MW 18V32, 4 X 7-MW 16V32
Operation: 2006-2009
Fuel: diesel oil
E/G supplier: Wartsila
EPC: Wartsila
Quick facts: Laesa entered the IPP business in the late 1980s. The first gensets at this plant were ordered in 2005 and four more engines were odered 18mo later.

Photograph courtesy of Wartsila
Posted 16 Dec 2012

Quisqueya Phases I&II
Location: Sanchez Ramirez
Operator: Pueblo Viejo Dominicana Corp (Barrick Gold)/EGE Haina
Configuration: two 215-MW combined-cycle diesel power plans, each with 12, 17-MW 18V50DF engines
Operation: 2013
Fuel: HFO, gas
E/G supplier: Wartsila
EPC: Wartsila
Quick facts: These two plants represent a total investment of about $707mn including fuel transportation and storage facilities. Each plant has Aalborg HRSGs and a single Shin Nippon steam turbine. The first plant, ordered in Sep 2011, is used for mining operations in Cotui town while the second plant, ordered in Dec 2011, supplies grid electricity. The first plant went online in Sep 2013.

Photograph courtesy of EGE Haina
Posted 14 Dec 2013

Santo Domingo INCA
Location: Santo Domingo
Operator: Industrias Nacionales C por A
Configuration: 4 X 4.3-MW 9L32/40 engines
Operation: 2006
Fuel: HFO
E/G supplier: MAN Diesel
EPC: MAN Diesel
Quick facts: This CPP at a steel rolling mill went online in Oct 2006.

Photograph courtesy of MAN Diesel
Posted 13 Mar 2013

Sultana del Este
Location: San Pedro de Macoris
Operator: Empresa Generadora de Electricidad Haina
Configuration:  9 X 16.5 MW 18V46 engines
Operation: 2002
Fuel: heavy fuel oil
E/T/G supplier:  Wartsila
Quick facts: This was the world’s largest floating power plant when delivered to Wartsila in Jul 2001 by Jurong Shipyard (JSPL). The JSPL contract covered erection of the pre-fabricated power house, installation of nine engines plus piping, 45 radiator cooling systems, complete electrical system, and a 138kV switchyard. Jurong delivered the plant to schedule in seven months and it went commercial in Oct 2001.

Photograph courtesy of EGE Haina
Re-posted 14 Dec 2013

Abbreviations

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

Updated 24-Aug-2016

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