Punta Catalina – Coal Power Plant

Dominican Republic / Punta Catalina-Hatillo, Azua / Energy / 2018

Punta Catalina Power Central, also known as the Hatillo power station, is a 770 megawatt coal-fired power plant under construction in Punta Catalina-Hatillo, Azua on the south coast of the Dominican Republic. The project comprises two identical coal-fired units and construction of a coal terminal with a capacity of 80,000 tonnes, plus support facilities including a dome, conveyors, cooling and water treatment systems and an electricity substation.

The plant has a modern system for the transfer of mineral coal through closed pipes that prevent it from impacting on the environment. The same goes for the coal warehouse, which is completely roofed and closed. In addition, it has a modern gas emissions treatment system, an additional component that prevents the flow of polluting smoke to outside, as it is passed through filters which reduce its effects on the environment.

Corporación Dominicana de Empresas Eléctricas Estatales (The Dominican Corporation of State Electric Companies, or ‘CDEEE’) continues to contribute to and promote, the competitiveness and modernization of the country’s energy sector, primarily through the development of energy projects in order to provide clean, safe energy to all of the citizens of the Dominican Republic, in both urban and rural areas.

The project also includes an innovative soil-improvement technology, which will protect the flora and fauna in the vicinity of the plant.

Spina, strategic partner of the project, supplied materials engineering and commissioning services. Among the in-house manufactured material supplied there are explosion-proof equipment, such as JB INOX boxes with NEMA 4X certification.

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