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TERMOZIPA

THE CHALLENGE

In 2017, Emgesa S.A. awarded Magaldi a contract to supply its dry bottom ash technology to be installed at Termozipa “Martín del Corral” Power Plant in Tocancipa, Colombia.
Due to the weather phenomenon called "El Niño” - causing extreme drought, high temperatures and forest fires, with a consequent undermined stability of the Country’s energy supply - Colombian thermal power plants had to start generating electricity at the maximum output.
Emgesa S.A. decided to invest in modernization and maintenance of its thermal power stations, ensuring continuous energy supply for the next 20 years.

 

THE CUSTOMER

Subsidiary of the Italian Enel Group, Emgesa S.A. is a company devoted to electric power generation and trading in Colombia with a total installed generation capacity of 3,46 GW. It owns 10 hydroelectric generation plants and 2 thermal plants operating in the Departments of Cundinamarca and Bolívar.

Located in the industrial area of Tocancipa, Termozipa Power Plant has a total installed capacity of 236 MW. The PP includes four thermal units based on a pulverized coal-fired boilers configuration: unit 2 is designed for a gross electrical output at nominal load of 38 MWe while units 3, 4 and 5 have a gross electrical output of 66 MWe each.

 

THE SOLUTION

To carry out modernization and maintenance activities at Termozipa Power Plant, Emgesa S.A. was supported by a team of high qualified engineers from the Italian ENEL Group, who took care of assembly and test supervision to comply with the Customer’s high safety standards.
As part of the improvement plan, Emgesa S.A. decided to retrofit the existing wet system by installing the Magaldi’s dry bottom ash handling technology.
Four MAC® (Magaldi Ash Cooler) systems will be installed under units 2, 3, 4 and 5 to increase the plant dependability and generate clean energy.
The first MAC® system is fully operational since July 2018 while the start-up for the other three Magaldi systems is respectively expected for September 2018, November 2018 and January 2019.

 

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