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Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic’s biggest power company on Thursday announced it selected the Spanish company Técnicas Reunidas (TR) to head the engineering, construction and operations to convert the plants of the company Dominican Power Partners (DPP) to combined cycle from natural gas, aimed at boosting its current 210 megawatts, to 324 MW of energy to the national grid.

In a statement president AES Dominicana, Edwin De los Santos said the combined cycle project will be carried out at a cost of US$260 million, without the need of State guarantee.

Speaking during the signing of the contract with TR representatives César Suárez and Gonzalo Pardo, De los Santos called the conversion a step forward and which forms part of the priority to change the country’s energy base to more efficient and competitive fuels such as natural gas.

The executive said TR’s selection was the result of a call for tenders whose key points required international experience in similar projects as well as technical and financial capacity. “TR has wide construction expertise in the power generation sector, having taken part in combined cycle projects totaling more than 40 GW.”

Spanish Ambassador of Jaime Lacadena Higuera, State-owned Electric Utility (CDEEE) CEO Rubén Jiménez Bichara, Reformed Companies Equity Fund (FONPER) CEO Fernando Rosa and Dominican Republic Export and Investment Center (CEI-RD) director Jean Alain Rodriguez were also present during the signing.

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7 comment(s)
Written by: laman00, 3 Jul 2014 11:57 AM
From: United States, Los Angeles CA
DT correct your spelling in the headline
Written by: juanb, 3 Jul 2014 12:01 PM
From: Dominican Republic


That's spinach.
Written by: EDITOR, 3 Jul 2014 12:04 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Thanks Laman, boy is it lunchtime already?
Written by: laman00, 3 Jul 2014 12:20 PM
From: United States, Los Angeles CA
Your welcome!
Written by: Radar, 4 Jul 2014 9:35 AM
From: Dominican Republic

Laman, correct your spelling. It's "you're"; not ,"your" welcome. Okay.?
Written by: Radar, 4 Jul 2014 9:49 AM
From: Dominican Republic

If this keeps up,- with the upgrades and new plants being built,- one of these days we'll wake up and wonder why we're not getting black-outs anymore.
This will bring forth a new era of progress and greater affluence. This, because energy is at the root of all undertakings. To thrive and proliferate, everything in life requires energy. It is essential for industry, agriculture, manufacturing, and, of course, for sustaining life in the form of food.

No food= no life; No energy= no progress/prosperity.
Written by: Vegano65, 9 Jul 2014 4:45 PM
From: Dominican Republic
Blackouts have never been because of lack of power. Corruption is the cause and no matter how many power plants are build there will always be blackouts. I wish I could be more optimistic and I really hope I am wrong, but don't see it being solved in this century either.
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