Pöyry has won an engineering services assignment for the Alto Maipo hydropower project located in the Maipo river basin, Chile.
Awarded by Strabag SpA, the assignment includes review of constructability and preliminary engineering, detail design and preparation of tender documents for hydromechanical and electrical works, O&M Manuals and site supervision during installation and commissioning.
Strabag is one of the two main contractors for the Alto Maipo hydropower project, consisting of two run-of-the-river hydroelectric plants with a total capacity of 531MW. Construction of the 267MW Las Lajas plant and 264MW Alfalfal II plant began in the fourth quarter, 2013. The plants are expected to be commissioned in 2019. The combined annual production is expected to be approximately 2,320GWh, which will be delivered to Chile's Sistema Interconectado Central ("SIC").
Pöyry is already working successfully with a subsidiary of Strabag, Züblin International, delivering engineering services for the La Mina hydropower project.