Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas, S.A., also said Tuesday that it has been selected to build a hydroelectric plant for Enel Green Power SpA, an Italian firm.
The 50 megawatt hydroelectric plant will be built in the town of Chucás, around 50 kilometers west of San José. It includes the construction of a dam more than 50 meters high and 230 meters long, to create a reservoir with a capacity of 190,000 cubic meters of water, equivalent to the water consumed by a town of 3,000, the Spanish firms said.
The company said it will also build a spillway, access roads to the new plant and a new bridge over the reservoir as part of this project, which is expected to be completed in May 2015.
Enel said it already has a 24 megawatt wind power plant in Costa Rica