Rio Blanco, 5 MW

RÍO BLANCO hydroelectric plant

This hydroelectric project uses water from the Lindo river through diversion works with a concrete dam, with a tyrolean intake, and a gravel trap. The water is conducted through a 233 m long tunnel and 1490 m pressure pipeline, made of fiberglass reinforced polyethyelene. The powerhouse hosts a horizontal shaft Francis turbine with a net head of 125 m and a maximum flow of 4.6 m3 /s.

The powerhouse features a horizontal shaft Francis turbine

CARBON Engineering was hired by Sociedad Hidroeléctrica Río Blanco S.A. de C.V., part of the Terra Group, to conduct pre -feasibility studies , final design and construction plans for all the project’s civil works.

Project Information

Type: hydroelectric
Status: In operation since January 2005


Installed capacity: 5 MW


Client: Grupo Terra
Location: Departament of Cortés, Honduras

  • Address

    Oficentro Alquimia, 100 mts south from John Deere’s dealership
    La Uruca, San José, Costa Rica.
    Tel: (506) 2290 4070 | Fax: (506) 2290 7122
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