Cacu is a 65MW hydro power project. It is located on Claro 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. The project construction commenced in 2007 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2010. Buy the profile here.

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The project was developed by CESBE and Gerdau. The project is currently owned by Gerdau Acos Longos with a stake of 100%.

Cacu is a reservoir based project. The gross head and net head of the project are 26.9m and 26m respectively.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 2007 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2010.

Contractors involved

Engevix Engenharia e Projetos was selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the hydro power project.

GE Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of kaplan turbines, each with 33MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy supplied 2 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 36 MVA.

STEAG Energy Services do Brasil is the O&M contractor for the hydro power project, commencing from the year 2017.

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About Gerdau

Gerdau SA (Gerdau), a subsidiary of Metalurgica Gerdau SA, is a producer of special steel products. It produces and sells semi-finished products, long rolled products, flat products, drawn products and special steel products. The company’s products include billets, blooms, slabs, wire rods, rebars, light shapes, merchant bars, fence wires, concrete reinforcing wire mesh, nails, clamps, cast slabs, hot-rolled coils and heavy plates. Gerdau serves oil and gas, machinery and equipment, wind energy, mining, rail, automotive, agriculture, construction, and manufacturing sectors. It operates iron ore mines in Minas Gerais, Brazil, which produces sinter feed, granulated, pellet feed, and hematite fines. The company has operations in the Americas, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Gerdau is headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

This content was updated on 10 July 2024

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