San Juan, 6 MW

SAN JUAN hydroelectric plant

This hydroelectric project uses water from the San Juancito river through diversion works with a concrete dam, with a lateral intake structure, degraveler and desander. The water is conducted through a concrete pipeline, followed by a 1070m tunnel, a pressure chamber where the pressure pipeline starts. The powerhouse has a horizontal shaft Pelton turbine operating with a 333 m gross head.

Headrace tunnel length of 1070m

CARBON Engineering was hyred by Industrias Contempo S.A., part of the Terra Group, to conduct the feasibility studies, final design and construction plans for the project’s civil works . Also, follow-up visits were made during construction.

Project Information

Type: hydroelectric
Status: In operation since January 2012


Installed capacity:
6.5 MW


Client: Grupo Terra
Location: Departament of Atlántida, 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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