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November 24, 2021

Marimbondo, Brazil

By Carmen

Marimbondo is a 1,440MW hydro power project. It is located on Grande river/basin in Minas Gerais, Brazil. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1971 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1975.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,440 1,440 Active Minas Gerais, Brazil


The project is currently owned by Furnas Centrais Eletricas with a stake of 100%.

Marimbondo is a reservoir based project. The project cost is $278m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1971 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1975.

Contractors Involved

The turbines for the hydro power project have been supplied by Neyrpic and Voith Hydro Holding.

The electric generators for the project were procured from ASEA Power Systems and NPO ELSIB.


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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