Gouvaes is an 880MW hydro power project. It is located on Torno/Tamega river/basin in Vila Real, Portugal. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. The project construction commenced in 2015 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2022. Buy the profile here.

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The project was developed by Ferrovial Construction, Iberdrola and MSF Engenharia. The project is currently owned by Iberdrola with a stake of 100%.

Gouvaes is a pumped storage project. The gross head of the project is 660m. The penstock length is 2,500m. The penstock diameter is 5.4m.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 2015 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2022.

Contractors involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The project consists of 4 units of Francis turbines, each with 220MW nameplate capacity.

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About Ferrovial Construction

Ferrovial Construction (Ferrovial), a division of Ferrovial SA, is an engineering and construction service provider. The company offers services such as civil engineering construction, building, and industrial projects. It designs and builds infrastructures such as intelligent toll systems, tunnels, bridges and viaducts, port and airport infrastructures and unique buildings. Ferrovial also carries out the construction of historic and energy restoration, water treatment plants, aqueducts, desalination plants, thermal drying plants, digesters, chimneys, and silos. It has projects in Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Ireland, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Slovakia, Spain, the UK, and the US. Ferrovial is headquartered in Madrid, Spain.

About Iberdrola

Iberdrola SA (Iberdrola) is an energy utility. It constructs, operates and manages power generation plants, transmission and distribution facilities and other assets. The company produces electricity using conventional and renewable energy sources. It also trades electricity and gas in wholesale markets; and retails electricity, gas, and other related products and services. Iberdrola retails energy to residential, commercial, industrial, institutional and other customers. In its transition to a sustainable energy model, the company makes considerable investments in smart grids, renewable energy, large-scale energy storage and digital transformation. Iberdrola operates in Europe, North America, South America and other regions. Iberdrola is headquartered in Bilbao, Vizcaya, Spain.

About MSF Engenharia

MSF Engenharia SA (MSF Engenharia), formerly Moniz da Maia Serra e Fortunato Empreiteiros SA is a construction service provider. The company offers services such as civil construction, contracting, planning, acquisition, engineering, installation, transportation infrastructure construction, site preparation, demolition, earth moving, and project management services. It also provides design and implementation, general and industrial construction, hydraulic works, buildings construction and rehabilitation, pipeline construction, and others. MSF Engenharia constructs and develops roadways, railroads, airports, warehouses, commercial buildings, bridges, tunnels, viaducts, underpasses, and pipelines, among others. The company has operations in Moldova, Malta, Senegal, Ghana, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Angola, and Portugal. MSF Engenharia is headquartered in Lisbon, Portugal.

This content was updated on 25 January 2024

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide from announcement through to operation across all technologies and countries worldwide.