Caruachi is a 2,196MW hydro power project. It is located on Caroni river/basin in Bolivar, Venezuela. 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 1998 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2003. Buy the profile here.

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The project was developed by Dragados Canada and is currently owned by Electrificacion del Caroni.

Caruachi is a reservoir based project. The net head of the project is 35.6m. The penstock diameter is 11.3m. The project generated 12,901.88 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 1998 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2003.

Contractors involved

GE Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 12 units of kaplan turbines, each with 183MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy supplied 12 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 220 MVA.

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About Dragados Canada

Dragados Canada Inc (Dragados), a subsidiary of Dragados SA, is a construction contracting company. The company’s services include design-build and engineering services. It tunnels, dams, highways, bridges, buildings, environmental, ports, high-speed rail (HSR) networks and others. Dragados’s projects include the confederation line, eglinton crosstown LRT, eglinton crosstown - east tunnels, bank station capacity upgrade, Calaveras dam, portugues dam, Karachi dam ruskin generating station upgrade: upper dam and powerhouse structure, and delta port terminal. It also operates additional offices in Quebec and Ontario. Dragados is headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.

This content was updated on 4 January 2024

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