Two generating plants and a construction project damaged

Water pretty well demolished this site where a tunnel brought water from the Río Reventazón some distance into the turbines. Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad photo

The storms last weekend damaged two electrical generating stations and one hydro construction project, said the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad.

The Angostura plant in Turrialba and Cachí in Jiménez de Cartago suffered damage from the storm. In addition, the institute said that access roads were damaged as well as electrical distribution lines. In addition, high levels of water
brought sediment and mud into machinery and systems.

The Proyecto Hidroeléctrico Reventazón in Siquirres is supposed to go into service in 2016. However, the plant suffered substantial damage, said the institute. The project had been about 45 percent complete.

The water at Reventazón reached critical areas and damaged a bridge put in to transport construction materials, the state electrical company said.

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