15 de Septiembre is an 180MW hydro power project. It is located on Lempa river/basin in San Vicente, El Salvador. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1983. Buy the profile here.


The project was developed by Webuild and is currently owned by Comision Ejecutiva Hidroelectrica del Rio Lempa with a stake of 100%.

15 de Septiembre is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 380 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 30m.

Development status

The project got commissioned in 1983.

Contractors involved

Voith Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of kaplan turbines, each with 90MW nameplate capacity.

Hitachi Mitsubishi Hydro supplied electric generator(s) for the project.

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About Webuild

Webuild SpA (Webuild), is a heavy construction contractor. It specializes in executing large and complex projects. The company offers design, engineering and construction services for dams, hydroelectric plants, canals, railways, metros, bridges, roads, motorways, civil and industrial buildings and airports. It also executes underground works, and civil engineering works for waste-to-energy plants and environmental protection projects. The company also carries out concession activities related to motorways, metros and car parks. Webuild primarily serves water, renewable energy, transport and urban infrastructure sectors. It has operations in several countries across Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Oceania. Webuild is headquartered in Milan, Italy.


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