Cachoeira Dourada is a 658MW hydro power project. It is located on Paranaiba river/basin in Goias, Brazil. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1958. Buy the profile here.

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The project was developed by Mendes Junior Trading E Engenharia and is currently owned by Enel Americas with a stake of 100%.

Cachoeira Dourada is a run-of-river project. The net head of the project is 32m. Cachoeira Dourada underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 1968-1972, 1976-1977, 1993-1994. The project generated 2,071 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project got commissioned in 1958.

Contractors involved

The turbines for the hydro power project have been supplied by Dominion Engineering, Litostroj Engineering and Neyrpic.

The electric generators for the project were procured from ABB, Brown Boveri & Cie, Ercole Marelli Power and GE Renewable Energy.

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About Mendes Junior Trading E Engenharia

Mendes Junior Trading E Engenharia SA (Mendes Junior) is a heavy engineering and construction contracting company. Mendes Junior carries out industrial, infrastructural, and oil and gas projects. The company offers a range of construction services for buildings, airports, offshore platforms, ports, subway systems, highways, and bridges. It also builds and maintains onshore oil & gas platforms, cement plants, petrochemical plants, hydroelectric, infrastructure, steel plants, pipelines, energy, and industrial complex projects. It’s services include civil construction, implementation of plants, installation, demolition, supply of labor and materials, engineering works, and environmental services. It undertakes projects in the Middle East, South America, Asia, and Africa. Mendes Junior is headquartered in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil.

This content was updated on 22 April 2024

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