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Colbun is a privately-owned Chilean power generation company. On its website -- translated via Google Translate -- Colbun states that it has power generation assets with a total capacity of 2,615 megawatts (MW) of which 1,268 MW is from hydro systems and 1347 MW from fossil fuel power stations.[1]

Colbun is controlled by the Chilean company, the Matte Group.[2]

Proposed coal-fired power stations

Colbun is currently developing the 350 MW phase 1 of the Complejo Termico Santa Maria de Coronel. Phase 1 of the power station is expected to be commissioned in late 2010. A further 350 MW unit is under consideration for the site.[3] The power station is being constructed by Posco Engineering & Construction.[4]

Articles and resources


  1. Colbun, "Our Business", Colbun website, accessed May 2010.
  2. James Attwood and Nathan Gill, "Colbun Rises, Leading Chile Stock Gains, on New Plant Prospects", Bloomberg, April 1, 2010.
  3. GHD, "Santa Maria Power Station", GHD website, accessed May 2010.
  4. Paulo Winterstein and James Attwood, "Hypermarcas, La Polar, Marfrig: Latin American Equity Preview", Bloomberg, April 1, 2010.

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