Honduras (PRWEB) May 06, 2013
A new hydropower plant in Honduras will help provide power to roughly 2 million homes in the country. Known as the “hydropower plant La Vegona,” the structure is designed to promote clean energy and help the country meet its growing power needs.
La Vegona is expected to produce about 181 gigawatt hours of electricity a year. The hydropower plant will also help to improve the competitiveness and sustainability of Honduran exporters by supplying lower-cost energy from a clean source. It’s the largest hydropower project in Honduras.
The project was run by Compañía Hondureña de Energía Renovable S.A. (COHERSA) and funded by OeEB and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group. Working alongside Cohersa was Van Doorn Tower Crane Consultants (http://www.vandoorntcc.com), which helped to erect, climb, and dismantle tower cranes. They also supplied parts and assisted with consulting, project planning, and heavy lifting involving turbines.
“It has been a privilege to work alongside Cohersa with this project. It has presented many unique problems, which we had to overcome due to its location deep inside the La Vegona rainforest, located roughly two hours inland from San Pedro Sula,” said Dayne Davis, founder and director of Van Doorn Tower Crane Consultants. “We are proud to be able to assist in the production of clean and sustainable energy, which will be supplied to roughly two million homes. It has been an honor to work in the Latin American community and look forward to future projects in the region.”
This is the latest of several high profile construction projects taken on by Van Doorn. They were involved in the construction of The Shard, a skyscraper in London, which opened in February of 2013 and finished at a height of 310 metres or 97 stories. They have also assisted with the building of The Cheesegrater (122 Leadenhall Street) in London, which is scheduled for completion in 2014.
Van Doorn Tower Crane Consultants (http://www.vandoorntcc.com) specialize in offering a multi-layered approach to help you save both time and money on your projects around the world. We work alongside your team as a consultant to create your Tower Crane strategy. We provide a service of purchasing, erecting, climbing, dismantling and either relocating or reselling cranes on your behalf. Lastly, we provide an on-site management team for the extent of your projects globally. Our mission is to ensure that our clients save both time and money during the construction process and that all tower crane aspects of the are done efficiently and safely.