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November 26, 2021

Paute Molino, Ecuador

By Carmen

Paute Molino is a 1,100MW hydro power project. It is located on Paute river/basin in Azuay, Ecuador. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1983.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,100 1,100 Active Azuay, Ecuador Webuild

Description

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

The hydro reservoir capacity is 120 million cubic meter. The project cost is $883m.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1983.

Contractors Involved

The turbines for the hydro power project have been supplied by Ansaldo Energia and GE Renewable Energy.

The electric generators for the project were procured from Ercole Marelli Power and Siemens.

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.

Methodology

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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