Baitun is an 88.2MW hydro power project. It is located on Chiriqui river/basin in Chiriqui, Panama. 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. The project construction commenced in 2009 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2012. Buy the profile here.

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The project was developed by Carso Infraestructura y Construccion and is currently owned by Autoridad Nacional de los Servicios Publicos.

Baitun is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 40 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 131.4m. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 2 in number. The penstock length is 340m. The penstock diameter is 5.9m. The project generated 380 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 2009 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2012.

Contractors involved

Energomashexport was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of francis turbines, each with 43MW nameplate capacity.

Energomashexport supplied 2 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 48.3 MVA.

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About Carso Infraestructura y Construccion

Carso Infraestructura y Construccion SA De CV (CICSA), is a provider of construction and engineering services. The company specializes in the development of projects in various sectors such as water, oil and energy, industrial, building, infrastructure, and telecommunication sectors. The company designs and constructs public and private infrastructure projects and communication channels such as roads, airports, railroads, seaports, and subway lines. It constructs water projects including residual water treatment plants, water storage reservoirs, and hydro projects. It designs, constructs, and manages office, commercial, and industrial buildings. The company also offers services for the drilling, completion, and development of oil wells. The company is headquartered in Mexico City, Mexico.

This content was updated on 20 July 2023

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide from announcement through to operation across all technologies and countries worldwide.