Cuba is constructing the largest diesel power station on the Caribbean island, in the province of Cienfuegos, in a bid to meet more than half the local energy demand.
The station is being built using German technology, among the most modern in the country. The 40 engines being installed are guaranteed to meet 60 percent of local power demand.
Eight have already been installed, Jesus Rey Perez Crespo, director of the Provincial Electric Company, told state newspaper Granma.
The plant was purposely located close to the Camilo Cienfuegos Oil Refinery to cut down on transportation costs: it will receive diesel directly through a pipeline from the refinery.
Other projects are also being installed, including a water conductor; a 110kv transmission line, and the expansion of a 220/110 kv substation.
The largest plant in Cuba should be completed by November: 68 percent of it is already ready.
The project is a part of a national program that aims to install 200Mwh of power in the provinces of Cienfuegos, Villa Clara, Matanzas and Pinar del Rio by 2023.