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November 26, 2021

Chivor, Colombia

By Carmen

Chivor is a 1,000MW hydro power project. It is located on Bata river/basin in Boyaca, Colombia. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1970 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1977.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,000 1,000 Active Boyaca, Colombia Webuild


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

Chivor is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 569.64 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 756m. The penstock length is 8,000m. Chivor underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2019-2020, 2021-2024. The project generated 4,015 GWh of electricity.

The hydro power project consists of 6 turbines, each with 125MW nameplate capacity.

The project has 6 electric generators installed at the site. The generator capacity is 140 MVA.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1970 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1977.

Contractors Involved

ATB Riva Calzoni was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of pelton turbines, each with 125MW nameplate capacity.

Toshiba Energy Systems and Solutions supplied 2 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 140 MVA.

About Webuild

Webuild SpA (Webuild), formerly Salini Impregilo SpA, is a heavy construction contractor. It specializes in executing large and complex projects. The company offers design, engineering and construction services for dams, hydroelectric plants, canals, railways, metros, bridges, roads, motorways, civil and industrial buildings and airports. It also executes underground works, and civil engineering works for waste-to-energy plants and environmental protection projects. The company also carries out concessions activities related to motorways, metros and car parks. Webuild primarily serves water, renewable energy, transport and urban infrastructure sectors. It has operations in several countries across Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Oceania. Webuild is headquartered in Milan, Italy.


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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