Controversy surrounds Estrella Mar III power barge set to operate in Ozama River


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Feb 20, 2019

Reports are that the Estrella del Mar III floating power plant’s arrival is imminent. It is described as a technologically advanced floating energy barge. Seaboard Marine/Transcontinental Capital says that the floating SCC-800 2 × 1 power plant will bring a green and clean electric power solution to benefit more people in the Dominican Republic. The new barge was built in Singapore and has capacity to generate 145 megawatts.

The plant will run on natural gas. Siemens, the power barge builder, is delivering its SIESTART hybrid solution for the floating power plant, which is a fusion of a combined cycle (gas turbine) power plant and a battery energy storage system. The power plant also incorporates the SCC-800 2 × 1 SeaFloat concept with two Siemens SGT-800 gas turbines and a SST-600 steam turbine due to the limitations in free land and its previous...

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