11Dec2012

Inauguration of Valle Hermoso solar plant

The event was also attended by the Minister of Energy, some Viceministers, TDE’s Director, and part of the management staff from ENDE CORPORACIÓN, ENDE ANDINA and Valle Hermoso.

The event took place within the plant, located in Cochabamba, and the President Evo Morales got interested in the project and asked TSK Representatives for the execution periods and the power generated. The ceremony was crowded and among the guests were the Army and all the employees of Empresa Eléctrica Valle Hermoso, Ende Andina, TDE and CNDC. The Governor, the Minister of Energy, TDE’s Director and Evo Morales himself made the speeches right before visiting the Plant. According to tradition, some mud bowls were broken in a pedestal with a commemorative plaque.

The plant has 4 generating units of 60MW, TSK being responsible for its engineering, supply, installation, assembly and commissioning under the turnkey mode. The period of execution was 386 days and the plant operates continuously under normal operating conditions.
This plant, which is part of the Emergency Energy Plan, will contribute to cover the energy shortfall the country currently suffers. This achievement places TSK in a cutting-the-edge position for future projects already in progress in Bolivia, and it strengthens its position as international project manager.
 

Inauguration of Valle Hermoso solar plant