Installed Capacity: under review
Source: Pulverized coal
The Castilla TPP project is strategically located in a region with significant pent-up demand for energy and water - in Copiapó, Atacama, in Chile. The venture is planned to be a coal-fired thermoeletric power plant with power plant capacity under review.
The plant will be built inside EBX Group owned 240 thousand hectares Fazenda Castilla, 80 km from the city of Copiapó.
Besides contributing to provide additional safety to Chilean system power supply, UTE Castilla will stand out for using the Clean Coal Technology that includes dedicated equipment such as sleeve filters to reduce emission of particulate matter, flue gas desulfurizers (FGD) for reducing sulfur dioxide content and selective catalytic reducers (SCR) / “Low NOx”-type burners, to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions.
The construction of a pilot plant for research and culture of algae, capable of reducing plant carbon gas emissions, is yet another initiative implemented by MPX, in accordance with the best sustainability practices in the world.
In parallel to thermal plant construction, a seawater desalinization plant will be built, aiming at industrial water supply to the MPX plant and to the mining companies installed in the region.
Until 2012, UTE Castilla had already completed the qualification of 350 people. In partnership with Inacap, Santo Tomas, Cepa and Teplizky MPX offers courses on Industrial Maintenance, Electrical Welding, Electrical Installation, Microsoft Office, Marketing and Business Techniques, Hygiene and Food Product Handling Techniques, Stacker Operation and Maintenance and Sewing.