Chile's Alto Maipo submits US$45mn environ program

Monday, February 12, 2018

AES Gener reported that special purpose company Alto Maipo submitted an environmental compliance program for US$45mn to environmental regulator SMA.

The program is for the US$2.5bn Alto Maipo 530MW run-of-the-river hydro project some 50km east of capital Santiago.

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The program pledges 59 measures to the 14 observations made by SMA in 2017, Alto Maipo general manager Luis Knaak said in a Gener statement.

The observations include measures to control the traffic of buses and trucks used for the project, adjustments to restrictions associated with liquid waste discharge, environmental evaluation for new wastewater treatment capacities within project tunnels, and the implementation of measures and additional adjustment to noise emissions during construction.

Construction of Alto Maipo began in 2014 and currently stands at over 61%.

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