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Patuca III hydro plant

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Early Works
In Construction
Current Stage Under Construction
Start: 05/2011
Completion: 03/2019
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Project Details


The project includes the construction of a seasonal reservoir to store and divert water from the Patuca River by means of a gravity concrete dam with a pressure pipe. Power would be transported to the Jutipalca substation via a transmission line. Construction will require a total of 2,000 Honduran workers and 750 Chinese technicians.

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Key Specs

Full Name
Patuca III hydro plant
Project Type
Development Phase
Under Construction
Project Status
Project Capacity
104  MW (megawatt)  Hydro
US$ 347mn
Completion Date

The Patuca III hydro plant will be located in eastern department Olancho, between Catacamas and Patuca municipalities, 5km downstream of the confluence of Guayape and Guayambre rivers.

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Owner / operator
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Unit Director of Renewable Energy Projects
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Business Development Manager at PowerChina International
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Technical Director, Patuca III
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