The new units are the largest capacity generators Toshiba has yet supplied in the Colombian market and will arrive on site at Sogamoso by January 2012. The plant will be commissioned by the end of 2013.

The Columbian power market is expected to see a 3000MW increase in generating capacity over the next decade, driven by strong economic growth. Colombia is rich in water resources and 80% of the increased capacity, approximately 2400MW, is expected to come from expanded use of hydro power, making it the largest single energy sources.

In order to support execution of the Sogamoso project and to seek to secure further orders for hydro power business, TIC opened a new office in Colombia this January.