K&M will be returning to our original stomping ground of Cartagena (Colombia) to analyze power supply alternatives for the Terminal de Contenedores de Cartagena S.A.’s (Contecar) port in Mamonal (Cartagena). One of K&M’s first power projects was also in Mamonal and involved the development, through its sister company KMR, of the Proelectrica 100MW combined cycle gas plant that supplies power to industrial users. Almost 25 years later, industrial users in Cartagena, like CONTECAR, are still suffering from power outages and are in desperate need to find reliable least-cost power supply options. CONTECAR had 280 hours of power supply interruptions in 2016.
K&M will assist CONTECAR in identifying and analyzing alternatives to supply power to the Port of Cartagena. One of the preferred options is an interconnection to the medium-voltage network and the installation of a solar PV in CONTECAR’s premises. After confirming the preferred option, K&M will prepare the conceptual design and costs estimates; perform economic, financial and environmental analysis; and develop an implementation plan, including EPC contract and RFP.