Hydroelectric Powerplant – Fire Loss

About the project:

  • Largest power generator in Colombia with a total production of 15,000 MW
  • Generation capacity of 200 MW, with three Francis turbines of 68 MW each, located in an underground cavern, 623 feet deep
  • Fire initiated inside a transformer chamber and spread to the other two transformers located inside the same cavern
  • Fire rose through the first high voltage cable shaft reaching the cable trenches of the electric substation located above ground

Scope of services:

  • Service included the determination of extent and nature of structural and civil work repairs being conducted at the plant