Hydroelectric Plants in Brazil - Tocantins

Diacal II
Location: TO
Operator: Brennand Energia
Configuration: 3 X 1.7 MW
Operation: 1999
T/G supplier: ??
EPC: ENERCAMP Engenharia e Comércio Ltda
Quick facts: One of three plants sold by REDE Celtins to Brennand Ltda in Sep 2006 for a total of R$33.9mn.

Photograph courtesy of Brennand Energia
Posted 16 Feb 2008

Dianopolis
Location: TO
Operator: Brennand Energia
Configuration: 1 X 5.5 MW Francis
Operation: 1999
T/G supplier: Hidraulica Industrial SA
EPC: ENERCAMP Engenharia e Comércio Ltda
Quick facts: One of three plants sold by REDE Celtins to Brennand Ltda in Sep 2006 for a total of R$33.9mn.

Photograph courtesy of Brennand Energia
Posted 16 Feb 2008

Luis Eduardo Magalhães (Lajeado)
Location: TO
Operator: Consórcio Lajeado
Configuration: 5 X 180.5 MW Kaplan
Operation: 2001-2004
T/G supplier: Voith Siemens
EPC: Voith Siemens, Bardella
Quick facts: Eletrobras started studies in this area of the Rio Tocantins in 1972 and the project was turned over to Eletronorte in 1974. In May 1996, Consórcio Lajeado was formed by Celtins, Emp de Eletricidade Vale Paranapanema, Electricidade de Portugal, Cia Energética de Brasília, and Cia Paulista de Energia Elétrica to undertake the project. Construction started in Jul 1998 and the first unit went online in May 2001. The 74m dam is 2,100m long.

Photograph courtesy of Energias do Brasil
Posted 12 Aug 2006

Peixe Angical
Location: TO
Operator: EDP Energias do Brasil
Configuration: 3 X 153 MW Kaplan
Operation: 2006
T/G supplier: Voith Siemens
EPC: Andrade Gutierrez, Odebrecht, Themag Engenharia
Quick facts: In 2001, EDP obtained the concession for the Peixe Angical plant in consortium with CPFL and later in the year became the sole owner. In 2003, plant construction resumed after a pause and Furnas took a 40% stake.

Photograph courtesy of Energias do Brasil
Posted 12 Aug 2006

Porto Franco
Location: TO
Operator: Porto Franco Energética S/A
Configuration: 3 X 10 MW Francis
Operation: 2009
T/G supplier: Andritz, WEG
EPC: Grupo Energia, SA Paulista
Quick facts: Porto Franco in Dianella went online in November 2009. About 600 workers received special training for heavy construction and logistics during the project.

Photograph by mioduski (Panaramio)
Posted 22 Jun 2011

Sao Salvador
Location: TO/GO
Operator: Tractebel Energia
Configuration: 2 X 122 MW Kaplan
Operation: 2009
T/G supplier: Voith, GEHI
EPC: Intertechne Consultores Associados, Voith
Quick facts: In Dec 2001, Tractebel won the concession to build, own and operate Sao Salvador, which is on the Rio Tocantins in the states of Tocantins and Goiás. The 35yr concession runs followed an auction at the Rio de Janeiro stock exchange which Tractebel won with a bid based on yearly royalties of R18.5mn for the concession. The total cost of building the plant was then estimated at $245mn with service by 2005, but in the event, construction did not start unitl Jun 2006. The site is 80km downstream from Tractebel Energia’s Cana Brava power plant.

Photograph courtesy of GDF SUez
Posted 24 Feb 2008

Sobrado
Location: TO
Operator: Brennand Energia
Configuration: 1 X 4.8 MW Francis
Operation: 1998
T/G supplier: Voith
EPC: ENERCAMP Engenharia e Comércio Ltda
Quick facts: One of three plants sold by REDE Celtins to Brennand Ltda in Sep 2006 for a total of R$33.9mn.

Photograph courtesy of Brennand Energia
Posted 16 Feb 2008

Tucurui
Location: AM
Operator: Eletronorte
Configuration: 12 X 369 MW, 11 X 375 MW Kaplan
Operation: 1984-2007
T/G supplier: Neyrpic, Mecanica de la Pena, Voith, Alstom, Alsthom-Jeumont, ABB, CGE, GE
EPC: Eletronorte, Camargo Correa, Engevix, Themag, Odebrecht
Quick facts: With the completion of its second phase, Tucurui became one of the five largest power plants in the world. The site is on the Rio Tocantins about 300km south of the state capital of Belem. The first-phase features a 106m high composite dam, the second largest in Brazil, and at the peak of construction, 32,000 workers were on-site. The last unit of the plant’s first stage was commissioned in Dec 1992. In Jun 1996, Eletronorte reached an agreement with a consortium of Vale and five metals companies, Albras, Alcoa Aluminio, Alunorte, Billiton Metais, and Camargo Correa Metais, to double the size of Tucurui. Construction on the second phase started in Jun 1998. Electricity is sold into Para, Maranhao, and Tocantins and to Chesf in Brazil’s northeast.

Photograph courtesy of Eletronorte
Posted 18 Oct 2009

Abbreviations

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

Updated 06/22/11

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