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November 30, 2021

Barra Grande, Brazil

By Carmen

Barra Grande is a 690MW hydro power project. It is located on Pelotas river/basin in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2001 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2005.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 690 690 Active Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil MOVER Participacoes

Description

The project was developed by MOVER Participacoes and is currently owned by Energetica Barra Grande with a stake of 100%.

The net head of the project is 154m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2001 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2005.

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Contractors Involved

Chromagen was selected to render EPC services for the hydro power project.

ALSTOM Hydro Energia Brasil was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 3 units of francis turbines, each with 236MW nameplate capacity.

ALSTOM Hydro Energia Brasil supplied electric generator(s) for the project. The generator capacity is 245 MVA.

About MOVER Participacoes

MOVER Participacoes SA, (MOVER Participacoes), formerly Camargo Correa SA, is a conglomerate company. It carries out real estate, transportation concession, engineering and construction and naval businesses. The company executes large hydroelectric plants, water and effluent treatment plants, ore processing plants, refineries, transmission lines, thermoelectric power plants, port terminals and military base projects. It produces cement under the brand names Caue, Goias, Zebu, Cimpor, Bonfim and Cimbage; and manufactures jeans wear and workwear. MOVER Participacoes operates Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Information Technology Outsourcing (ITO) units. It provides consulting and governance, risk and compliance services through its subsidiaries. The company operates in various countries in South America, Europe and Africa. Camargo is headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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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