Diesel and Gas-Engine Plants in Ecuador
CELEC Barge
Location: Guayaquil
Operator: CELEC Termopichincha
Configuration: 4 X 12.5 MW 52/55 engines
Fuel: heavy oil
Operation: 2009
E/G supplier: MAN B&W
Quick facts: In Oct 2006, CELEC was designated as the administrator of this power barge in Las Esclusas port area. Operations began in Nov and Dec 2009 on diesel and the engines switched over to bunker fuel in Jan 2010. Photograph courtesy of Corp Electrica del Ecuador EP
Posted 6 Feb 2011
El Descanso
Location: Azuay
Operator: Elecaustro - Electro Generadora del Austro SA
Configuration: 4 X 4.8 MW 14PC2.5V400 engines
Operation: 1983
E/G supplier: Niigata
Quick facts: El Descanso is 15km northwest of the city of Cuenca.

Photograph courtesy of Elecaustro
Posted 22 Feb 2012

Generoca
Location: Guayas
Operator: Generadora Rocafuerte SA
Configuration: 8 X 4.3-MW 18V26 engines
Fuel: diesel oil
Operation: 2006
E/G supplier: Wartsila
Quick facts: In Dec 2006, Generadora Rocafuerte completed this new DPP in Guayaquil canton. At the time, Generoca was majority-owned by the Holcim Ltd, but cement company disposed of its shares in Sep 2013.

Photograph courtesy of Generadora Rocafuerte SA
Posted 31 Jul 2015

Gualberto Hernandez
Location: Pichincha
Operator: Empresa Electrica Quito SA
Configuration: 6 X 5.7-MW 18V40/54 engines
Fuel: crude oil, diesel
Operation: 1980
E/G supplier: MAN B&W, MHI, Meidensha
EPC: Toyo Quick facts: This DPP is in Guangopolo in Valle de los Chillos, Pichincha province. The plant was overhauled and equipped with new I&C systems in 2011/12.

Photograph courtesy of Corp Electrica del Ecuador EP
Posted 6 Feb 2011

Jivino Verde Extension
Location: Sucumbios
Operator: Empresa Electrica de Sucumbíos SA
Configuration: 2 X 5.82-MW 12V32/40 engines
Fuel: heavy oil
Operation: 2009
E/G supplier: MAN B&W
EPC: Isolux Corsan
Quick facts: This diesel power station extension was inaugurated by President Rafael Correa in Feb 2009. The plant cost $13mn and was financed by Fondo de Solidaridad Ecuatoriano. The Jivino Verde substation was also expanded and voltage increased from 13.8kV to 69kV.

Photograph courtesy of Isolux Corsan
Posted 10 Jul 2010

La Propica
Location: Esmeraldas
Operator: CELEC Termopichincha
Configuration: 2 X 4 MW KV-12 engines
Fuel: heavy oil
Operation: 1980
E/G supplier: Mirrlees
Quick facts: La Propica was acquired from CNEL Esmeraldas in Mar 2007.

Photograph courtesy of Corp Electrica del Ecuador EP
Posted 6 Feb 2011

Luluncoto
Location: Pichincha
Operator: Empresa Electrica Quito SA
Configuration: 3 X 3.1-MW K8 engines
Fuel: diesel oil
Operation: 1973
E/G supplier: Mirrlees
EPC supplier: HSPE
Quick facts: This DPP is in Chimbacalle parish, Luluncoto barrio. Photo dates to 1975 and shows GM (?) gensets now retired from service.

Photograph courtesy of Empresa Electrica Quito SA
Posted 13 Aug 2015

Miraflores
Location: Manabi
Operator: CELEC Termopichincha
Configuration: 4 X 3.4 MW 7D55 engines, 8 X 2MW
Fuel: diesel oil
Operation: 1973-1983
E/G supplier: H Cegielski-Poznan, Dolmel, GM
Quick facts: CNEL Manabi's Miraflores power station was acquired by CELEC in Aug 2008. The plant is being refurbished.

Photograph courtesy of Corp Electrica del Ecuador EP
Posted 6 Feb 2011

Pedernales
Location: Manabi
Operator: CELEC Termopichincha
Configuration: 1 X 2 MW
Fuel: diesel oil
Operation: 2009
E/G supplier: GM
Quick facts: This engine was relocated from CNEL Manabi's Miraflores power station and refurbished. It originally went online ca 1977/78 and was reactivated in 2009.

Photograph courtesy of Corp Electrica del Ecuador EP
Posted 6 Feb 2011

Santa Elena Substation
Location: Guayas
Operator: Equitatis SA
Configuration: 53 X 1.78-MW 9H21/32 engines
Fuel: diesel oil, fuel oil
Operation: 2011
E/G supplier: Hyundai
EPC: Hyundai
Quick facts: In Sep 2010, Hyundai Heavy Industries received a $110mn order for 113 Packaged Power Stations (PPS) units from Equitatis. Of the total, 53 are deployed at the Santa Elena Substation and the balance at the Quevedo Substation. The thermal projects were built per an IPP award from CELEC in Feb 2010.

Photograph courtesy of Corp Electrica del Ecuador EP
Posted 5 Feb 2011

Secoya
Location: Sucumbios
Operator: Petroamazonas EP
Configuration: 2 X 5.5 MW 16V32GD engines
Fuel: flare gas, heavy oil
Operation: 2004
E/G supplier: Wartsila
EPC: Vaasa, Wartsila
Quick facts: In 2001, PetroEcuador unit Petroproducción and partner Dygoil tendered for a dual-fuel power station to increase oil production in the Atacapi-Parahuacu oilfields near Secoya. The new plant went commercial in Mar 2004.

Photograph courtesy of Wartsila
Posted 19 Feb 2011

Termoguayas
Location: Guayas
Operator: Termoguayas Generation SA (TGSA)
Configuration: five powerbarges, 1X 30.4 MW,1 X 29 MW, 1 X 30.4 MW, 2 X 45.6 MW
Fuel: No 6 oil
Operation: 2006
E/G supplier: Wartsila, Caterpillar
Quick facts: In Jun 2005, Conelec awarded Keppel Energy Pte Ltd a concession to build and operate a diesel power barge project at Guayaquil in a project initiated by local industrial electricity consumers. In January 2006, Termoguayas Generation SA (TGSA), Keppel Energy’s wholly owned subsidiary, signed a 15yr concession contract with Conelec including capacity payments plus revenue from selling the power into the national spot market. Five power barges were redeployed from Aratu, Brazil, to Esclusas in the southern part of Guayaquil and went into operation in Dec 2006. MIGA provided $102.6mn in investment insurance to two other subsidiaries of Keppel Energy which made a five-year shareholder loan to and hold seven-year equipment leases with TGSA.

Photograph courtesy of Keppel
Posted 31 Jul 2015

Abbreviations

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

Updated 13-Aug-2015

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