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January 7, 2022

Central Kelar Thermal Power Plant, Chile

By Carmen

Central Kelar Thermal Power Plant is a 532MW gas fired power project. It is located in Antofagasta, Chile. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2014 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in December 2016.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Thermal 532 532 Active Antofagasta, Chile Korea Southern Power; Samsung C&T

Description

The project is developed and owned by Korea Southern Power and Samsung C&T. The company’s ownership stake in the project stands as 65% and 35% respectively.

It is a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power plant. The power plant run on dual-fuel. The primary fuel being used to power the plant is natural gas. In case of shortage of natural gas the plant can also run on Diesel. The fuel is procured from Naturgy Energy Group SA.

The project generated 3,400,000MWh of electricity. The project cost is $600m.

Development Status

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The project construction commenced in 2014 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in December 2016.

Power Purchase Agreement

BHP and Minera Escondida are the power offtakers from the project.

Contractors Involved

Samsung Engineering was selected to render EPC services for the gas fired power project.

The Gas fired project have been supplied by Doosan Skoda Power and GE Power.

The electric generators for the project were procured from Doosan Skoda Power and GE Power.

Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction supplied steam boiler for the project.

Korea Southern Power is the O&M contractor for thermal power project. The operation and maintenance contract commenced from 2016, for a period of 15 years.

About Korea Southern Power

Korea Southern Power Co Ltd (KOSPO), a subsidiary of Korea Electric Power Corporation, is a power generation utility which offers integrated power services. The utility generates electricity and develops electric power resources. It produces electricity through a diverse mix of resources including bituminous coal, kerosene, liquefied natural gas, new and renewable sources. KOSPO operates thermal power, wind power, mini-hydro and solar power plants. The utility sells all of its generated electricity through Korea Power Exchange. It operates overseas projects including power plant construction, operation and maintenance, commissioning services. The company develops projects in various countries which include Vietnam, Jordan, India, Saudi Arabia and Israel. KOSPO is headquartered in Busan, South Korea.

About Samsung C&T

Samsung C&T Corp (Samsung C&T) is a diversified company. It operates various businesses including engineering and construction, trading and investment, fashion and resort businesses. The company also carries out the building, civil infrastructure, urban development, plant and housing construction works. Samsung C&T carries out trading of chemicals, iron and steel, industrial materials, energy and mineral resources, and supplies plants for the textile industry. The company also offers a wide range of clothing and accessories for men and women under several brands; and also carries out the construction and management of theme parks, golf clubs and resorts. Samsung C&T is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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