Hydroelectric Plants in Brazil - Amapa & Roraima

Cachoeira Caldeirao
Location: AP
Operator: China Three Gorges Brasil Energia Ltda
Configuration: 3 X 73- MW bulb
Operation: 2016
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: CESBE
Quick facts: This HPP is on the Rio Arauari. In Apr 2013,Alstom received and order from EDP Group for all the electromechanical equipment plus the plant substation. The total project cost was about BRL 1.1bn. 100% of its assured energy was sold at Auction A-5, Dec 2012. The plant completed in Aug 2016 and connects to the Ferreira Gomes S/S via a 10km, 220kV tie-line.

Photograph courtesy of China Three Gorges Brasil Energia Ltda
Posted 20 Aug 2016

Ferreira Gomes
Location: AP
Operator: Alupar Investimento SA
Configuration: 3 X 84 MW Kaplan
Operation: 2014-2015
T/G supplier: Voith
EPC: Voith, Alusa
Quick facts: In May 2007, Eletronorte issued a call for partners for the Ferreira Gomes and Cachoeira do Caldeirao HPPs on the Rio Araguari. The R$810mn project was approved in Jul 2010 for the A-5 energy auctionand the 35yr concession assigned to Alupar in Sep 2010. Plant testing began in Aug 2014 and the first unit went commercial on 30 Dec 2014. Unit-3 went commercial on 30 Apr 2015.

Photograph courtesy of Ministerio do Planejamento
Posted 20 Mar 2016

Jirau
Location: RO
Operator: Energia Sustentável do Brasil SA
Configuration: 50 X 75-MW bulb
Operation: 2013-2016
T/G supplier: Alstom, Voith, Andritz, Dongfang
EPC: Tractebel Engineering, Camargo Correa
Quick facts: In Feb 2006, ANEEL published technical feasibility studies and economic and environmental impact studies for UHE Jirau and UHE Santo Antônio on the Rio Madeira near Porto Velho, RO. ESBR is invested by GDF Suez (40%), Eletrosul (20%), Chesf (20%) and Mizha Participações SA (20%). The winning auction price was R$71.37/MWh. The HPP was licensed for construction on 3 Jun 2009. In 2011, expansion from 44 to 50 units was approved and construction began on three 500kV lines to the Porto Velho S/S and grid connection. The main dam is a 1,130m long, 62m tall rockfill structrure with asphalt core. There are two powerhouses, one on the right bank with 28 sets and one on the left bank with 22 sets.The first unit went commercial on 6 Sep 2013.

Photograph courtesy of Ministerio do Planejamento
Re-posted 20 Mar 2016

 
Santo Antonio
Location: RO
Operator: Santo Antônio Energia
Configuration: 50 X 72-MW bulb
Operation: 2012-2016
T/G supplier: Alstom, Bardella, Andritz
EPC: Odebrecht, Andrade Gutierrez
Quick facts: In Feb 2006, ANEEL published technical feasibility studies and economic and environmental impact studies for UHE Jirau and UHE Santo Antônio on the Rio Madeira near Porto Velho, RO. These are unique installations with dozens of very large bulb turbines. In Dec 2007, the Madeira Energia consortium of Furnas and Odebrecht won the concession for Santo Antônio. The bid was R$78.87/kWh as compared to R$122/kWh, the maxium bid set by ANEEL. In Sep 2008, Alstom Hydro won a contract worth approximately €500mn from Madeira Energia for 19 turbines and 22 generators. In Dec 2008, Andritz won a €250mn award for 12 T/G sets and 24 governors. The plant has 15 gates forming the main spillway. The first eight units went online in 2012 and 32 were in operation by the end of 2014

Photograph courtesy of Santo Antonio Energia
Re-posted 14 Feb 2015

Santo Antonio do Jari
Location: AP
Operator: EDP Energias do Brasil SA
Configuration: 3 X 124.5 MW, 1 X 3.4 MW Kaplan
Operation: 2014-2015
T/G supplier: Alstom
EPC: CESBE, Areva Kobiltz, Alstom
Quick facts: This UHE is on the Rio Jari on the border of Amapa and Para. It was developed by Consorcio Amapa Energia, a company controlled by Participa Empreendimentos Imobiliarios e Participacoes Ltda. It has a 1,300m dam and a 1,200m long spillway section. A 20km, 230kV tie-line connects to the Laranjal do Jari S/S. Majority ownership was acquired by EDP in Jun 2011 when the final environmental license was issued, and the main units were connected from Aug to Dec 2014, about 4mos ahead of schedule.

Photograph courtesy of EDP
Posted 22 May 2016

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 20-Aug-2016

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