Chucas Hydroelectric Project, Costa Rica

Chucas hydroelectric project under the BOT modality promoted by the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE). It diverts the waters of the Grande de Tárcoles river. It consists of a gravity dam of Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) 54 m height forming a regulation reservoir of 14.7 hm3, a water intake in the left bank, an exposed steel pipe 405 m long and 6.5 m diameter, and a powerhouse housing two Francis turbines, with a total capacity of 50 MW. Tunnel of diversion of 9.80 m of diameter.

DLZ Carbon was contracted by ENEL Green Power for the final design, specifications, and quantities of the powerhouse, penstock, and diversion works.






Chucas, Costa Rica