Sinohydro to Build Hydropower Plants in Honduras

13 September 2010 (Last Updated September 13th, 2010 18:30)

SinoHydro will build three dams on the Patuca river in Honduras to generate up to 524MW of power under an agreement with the Honduran Government. Work on the project, which will include the country's longest and most voluminous dams, will begin next year according to the Economic Times.

SinoHydro will build three dams on the Patuca river in Honduras to generate up to 524MW of power under an agreement with the Honduran Government.

Work on the project, which will include the country's longest and most voluminous dams, will begin next year according to the Economic Times.

Sinohydro is expected to finance the project with loans from Chinese financial institutions.

At present, the country produces up to 1,400MW, about 60% of which comes from thermoelectric sources, according to the state-owned ENEE electric utility.