Liberia, Costa Rica and Houston, Texas—November 16, 2018—The B&W Energy Services team is continuing work on the Las Pailas II Geothermal Power Plant outside of Liberia, Costa Rica, in the Guanacaste province.
B&W was contracted by Spanish Engineering and Construction firm, INITEC Energía, to provide steam blow services at the Las Pailas II Project. The plant is owned by ICE, the Costa Rica state owned power utility, and is located just outside of Rincón de la Vieja National Park.
B&W’s role on Las Pailas II is to provide detailed steam blow engineering and site execution support during cleaning of the steam systems in the plant. The new geothermal plant will use heat generated from the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano Complex to generate electricity for the region. Hot fluid is fed from multiple production wells to heat exchangers in the plant, which generates steam to spin a steam turbine generator. Geothermal energy accounts for about 15 percent of the power generation in Costa Rica.
“This project shows B&W’s ability to adapt and use unconventional pre-commissioning strategies in our work,” said Joel Babin, COO of B&W Energy Services. “Our team is constantly looking for new ways to perform services as efficiently as possible, both for the client and the environment. We’re proud to work with INITEC on this important project in Costa Rica”
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