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Italy’s Economic Diplomacy, 28 December: latest news from the world

El Salvador: Turboden awarded a 13-million-dollar contract for the construction of a geothermal power plant

Turboden signed a 13-million-dollar contract with its Salvadoran counterpart LaGeo of the CEL Group (Comisión Ejecutiva Hidroeléctrica del Río Lempa), that it in turn won for the construction of an 8 square km geothermal power plant in Berlin, a town situated in the Usulutan Department (in the eastern region El Salvador).  

Turboden is a medium-sized enterprise that has been operating in the renewable energy sector since the 1980s, specialising in geothermal energy, exploiting energy from biomasses and industrial energy efficiency (waste to energy recovery processes mainly from waste from steel mills and cement factories).

The implementation of the project, which is estimated to take a total of 16 months, requires Turboden to supply several lots of materials and assemble the components, as well as providing a 4-5 month-long technical supervision of the construction site. The new plant is forecast to begin operating in March 2020.