La Sierra plant under construction

General Electric Co. and Spain`s Felguera Montajes y Mantenimiento have announced a contract for the construction and operation of the 300 MW, gas-fired La Sierra power plant in central Colombia.

The contract, valued at (US)$176.7 million, is from Empresas Publicas de Medellin, based in the capital of northwest Antioquia province, according to the Mines and Energy Ministry. The plant will be built over the coming year at Puerto Nar in the Magdalena Medio region of Colombia.