Santa Maria II Coal Fired Power Plant, Chile
KEPCO E&C Wins Integrated Design and Engineering Service Contract for Santa Maria II Coal Fired Power Plant, Chile
KEPCO E&C was awarded  a contract worth 17.6 billion won by POSCO Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd. on 30 July to provide integrated design and engineering services for the Santa Maria II Coal Fired Power Plant in Chile.
POSCO E&C signed an EPC contract with Colbun, a private power company based in Santiago, the capital of Chile, on 30 March 2010, to construct a 400MW coal fired power plant. Accordingly KEPCO E&C signed the finalized contract with POSCO E&C on 30 July after negotiating the estimates submitted based on its RFQ for the integrated design services.
Under the EPC project to build the Santa Maria II coal fired power plant, Ansaldo will supply the steam turbine generators while Doosan Babcock will supply the steam boilers. The power plant, with a total output capacity of 404.13MW, is scheduled to start commercial operation in October 2013, thus necessitating a very tight construction schedule.
KEPCO E&C has accumulated extensive experience in designing cogeneration power plants overseas, including the AFAM VI plant in Nigeria and Misurata and Benghazi cogeneration plant in Libya. KEPCO E&C is recently carrying out design services for Jorf Lasfar coal fired power plant in Morocco. Through winning this design project, we are actively participating in overseas coal fired power plant designing. This will be an opportunity to upgrade its design capabilities based on its technological experience. In addition, KEPCO E&C is laying the groundwork for winning further design service contracts as its technological competence is garnering widespread recognition among local and overseas power companies.