Santa Maria Power Plant is a 370MW coal fired power project. It is located in Bio Bio, Chile. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in August 2012.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Thermal 370 370 Active Bio Bio, Chile


The project is currently owned by Colbun with a stake of 100%.

It is a Steam Turbine power plant.

The project cost is $748m.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in August 2012.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Sistema Interconectado Central under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors Involved

Maire Tecnimont and SES Tlmace were selected to render EPC services for the coal fired power project.

GE Power was selected as the turbine supplier for the Coal fired project. The company provided 1 unit of D5 steam turbine with 370MW nameplate capacity.

GE Power supplied Hydrogen Cooled, 410 MVA electric generator for the project.

SES Tlmace supplied steam boiler for the project.


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