The nation’s state energy company is going international.
The Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad said that a group of employees traveled to Honduras to continue negotiations for technical help with hydro projects.
President Luis Guillermo Solís will visit Honduras shortly and is expected to promote the participation of the Costa Rican technicians.
The Costa Rican state company is considering participation in three hydro projects that are being financed by the Banco Centroamericano de Integración Económica. The work would include new construction as well as upgrading existing projects.
The firm also is in contact with the state Empresa Nacional de Energía Eléctrica de Honduras for possible work on its projects, said the company.
The Costa Rican state firm has expertise in building dams and the tunnels and associated machinery to produce electricity. There also is a possibility that the Costa Rican firm will be renting equipment. Among other devices, the firm has giant machines for making tunnels.
The firm also is involved in a project in El Salvador, and Bolivian technicians are to visit Costa Rica soon to discuss participation in a geothermal project there, the company said.