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November 26, 2021

Estreito, Brazil

By Carmen

Estreito is a 1,087MW hydro power project. It is located on Tocantins river/basin in Maranhao, Brazil. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2002 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2011.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,087 1,087 Active Maranhao, Brazil


Engie Brasil Energia, Vale, Alcoa and MOVER Participacoes are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 40.07%, 30%, 25.49% and 4.44% respectively.

Estreito is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 5,400 million cubic meter. The gross head and net head of the project are 22m and 18.94m respectively. The project cost is $3,038.861m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2002 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2011.

Contractors Involved

Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 8 units of kaplan turbines, each with 135.87MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy supplied electric generator(s) for the project. The generator capacity is 152 MVA.


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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