Mandarayacu is a 60MW hydro power project. It is located on Guayllabamba river/basin in Ecuador. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 2015.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 60 60 Active Ecuador Novonor


The project was developed by Novonor and is currently owned by Corporacion Electrica del Ecuador.

The net head of the project is 31m. The project generated 367 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $227m.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 2015.

Contractors Involved

GE Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of kaplan turbines, each with 30MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy supplied 2 electric generators for the project.

About Novonor

Novonor, is a diversified company. It carries out engineering and infrastructure construction services, development and operation of energy and infrastructure projects and real estate development services. The company executed various engineering and construction projects such as ports, urban transport, energy, irrigation, power plants, sports arenas, sanitation and urban renewal. The company also develops and operates concessions of highways, urban mobility, port terminals, and other infrastructure concessions such as irrigation, energy and transport assets. It also offers solutions for the oil and gas industry, and produces resins, biopolymers, ethanol, electricity and sugar. In December 2020, the company changed its name to Novonor from Odebrecht, as part of its rebranding strategy after Operation Car Wash corruption scandal. Novonor is headquartered in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.


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