Utilities

Curaçao enjoys a well-developed infrastructure as compared with other countries in the region. Power and water production and distribution are handled by a partnership between Mirant Corporation and Aqualectra.

Mirant Corporation, through a partnership with Mitsubishi Corporation, acquired 25.5 percent ownership interest in Curaçao Utilities Company (CUC) in September 2001. In December 2001, Mirant also acquired a preferred equity interest in Aqualectra. The two companies, Mirant Corp. and Aqualecta, coordinate and combine their efforts in the production and distribution of Curaçao's power and water. Currently Company Marubeni has a partnership in place with local company Aqualectra.

Note: Curaçao's tap water is distilled seawater, this ensures safe and palatable drinking water for all who visit and live on the island.