Termocandelaria 314 MW Power Station
Latin America and the CaribbeanOctober 22, 2020
K&M served as the turnkey Engineering-Procurement-Construction (EPC) contractor to KMR Power Corporation. K&M had overall technical responsibility for a complete range of engineering services for the 314 MW TermoCandelaria gas-fired simple cycle power project, utilizing 501-F advanced turbine technology. K&M services included conceptual and detailed engineering design, construction management, equipment procurement, environmental permitting, inspection, testing, startup, operation and commissioning of the plant. In consortium with Siemens Westinghouse, which provided the combustion turbine generators, K&M procured and constructed the balance of the plant’s equipment and materials. The facility consists of 2×150 MW gas turbines, a 220 kV switchyard, 1 km of double circuit 220 kV transmission line, water and wastewater treatment systems and miscellaneous support facilities. Commissioned in June 2000, the $175 million TermoCandelaria project operates as Colombia’s first 100% merchant plant, selling electricity into the Bolsa, or spot market.