Cacheuta Nueva is a 122.8MW hydro power project. It is located on Mendoza river/basin in Mendoza, Argentina. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1999 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2002.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 122.8 122.8 Active Mendoza, Argentina IMPSA


The project was developed by IMPSA.

Cacheuta Nueva is a run-of-river project. The gross head and net head of the project are 175m and 120m respectively. The penstock length is 280m. The penstock diameter is 4m. The project generated 520 GWh of electricity.

The nameplate capacity of electric generator(s) installed at the site is 37.5 MVA.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1999 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2002.

Contractors Involved

IMPSA was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of francis turbines, each with 30.7MW nameplate capacity.


IMPSA SA (IMPSA) is a renewable energy services company. It provides comprehensive integrated solutions for power generation from renewable resources, equipment for process industry and environmental services. The company designs, manufactures and sells turbines and other power related equipment. IMPSA provides port cranes and equipment services for hydro and wind power generation projects, oil, gas and nuclear industries; and technological services. It implements projects in automation and control systems, renewable energies, oil and gas works, telemetric systems, communications systems, and EPC works in wind farms and solar parks. The company has operations across the world. IMPSA is headquartered in Godoy Cruz, Mendoza, Argentina.


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