The Chaparral project will boast an 87.5m-high dam and two Francis type turbines, which will use water from the Torola river. The dam’s maximum capacity will be 189Mm3. It will have average production of 66MW, equivalent to the consumption of approximately 200,000 families. Work on the dam was suspended in 2010 after the Agatha storm, and the Italian building company abandoned the project.
KONČAR Group was rewarded the project together with ČKD Blansko Holding from Czech Republic. The scope of the delivery are two generators with 36 MVA power that should be monitored and assessed continuously by the local operator – Comisión Ejecutiva Hidreléctrica del Río Lempa (CEL).
In order to preserve the generator value, the requirements of the tender will be completely fulfilled with machine condition monitoring system. The scope of monitoring includes full range of expert tools for easy access and data analysis on site and remotely. The measuring values include vibration monitoring, air gap and partial discharge that will be integrated in one customer interface in order to obtain key data in a user friendly way.
El Chaparral / El Salvador