Ormat Technologies has announced that the 42 MW geothermal power plant at Las Pailas, Costa Rica, which it constructed under contract with Banco Centroamericano de Integracion Economica (BCIE), has been inaugurated.

Ormat Technologies supplied all the power equipment, supervised the installation and conducted the testing and start-up of the plant.

The field development and construction were carried out by the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), the Costa Rican National Electricity and Telecommunications Company which will operate the plant.

The Las Pailas plant is the second geothermal power plant supplied to Costa Rica using Ormat binary technology.

“We are very pleased to continue our collaboration with ICE which started with the 18 MW Miravalles unit 5 in 2004,” said Lucien Bronicki, chairman of Ormat Technologies.

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