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December 17, 2021

Alfalfal, Chile

By Carmen

Alfalfal is a 178MW hydro power project. It is located on Colorado, Olivares river/basin in Santiago Metropolitan, Chile. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1991.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 178 178 Active Santiago Metropolitan, Chile Astaldi

Description

The project was developed by Astaldi and is currently owned by AES Andes with a stake of 100%.

Alfalfal is a run-of-river project. The gross head and net head of the project are 720.5m and 640m respectively. The project generated 811 GWh of electricity.

The project has 2 electric generators installed at the site. The generator capacity is 95 MVA.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1991.

Contractors Involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of pelton turbines, each with 90MW nameplate capacity.

About Astaldi

Astaldi SpA (Astaldi) is a construction contracting company. It carries out the designing, civil engineering, procurement, construction, and management services for various public infrastructure and large-scale civil engineering works. The company executes civil and hydraulic construction, electromechanical, environmental and infrastructure engineering, including railways and metros, roads and motorways, ports and airports, hydroelectric, and civil and industrial construction complex projects. Astaldi, through its subsidiary NBI, provides plants design and maintenance services. It also provides facility management and participates in various concession services. It has operations in several countries across Asia, the Americas, Africa and Europe. The company is headquartered in Rome, Italy.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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