International Power inaugurates two thermal power plants in Chile

International Power has inaugurated the 150MW Andina and the 150MW Hornitos thermal power plants located in the north of Chile.

Chilean power generation firm E-CL, which is 52.77% owned by International Power, operates the power plants, and holds a 100% stake in the Andina plant and a 60% stake in the Hornitos facility.

Electricity generated by the facilities will be supplied to Chile’s Norte Grande Interconnected Power System.

International Power CEO Philip Cox said both projects will help meet Chile’s fast growing demand for power and are supported by long-term offtake contracts.

UK-based International Power is 70% owned by French utility GDF Suez.