Hyundai Heavy Industries to Supply Packaged Power Stations to Venezuela
Hyundai Heavy Industries received a US$160 million order for 120 Packaged Power Stations (PPS) from electricity company Electricidad de Caracas, Venezuela.
Sixty-four units with 109MW total capacity and fifty-six units with 95MW total capacity will be supplied in Moron and Guacara, both in Carabobo state, from August to October 2010. Once operational, the PPSs will produce enough electricity for 200,000 households.
A majority of Venezuela’s electricity is produced by hydroelectric plants. These plants are struggling to meet power demands due to the ongoing drought in the country. Hyundai’s PPS, a containerized diesel generator, uses the HiMSEN engine as its prime mover and runs on both light and heavy oil.