Itaparica is a 1,479.6MW hydro power project. It is located on Sao Francisco river/basin in Bahia, 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 1979 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1988. Buy the profile here.

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The project was developed by Mendes Junior Trading E Engenharia and is currently owned by Companhia Hidro Eletrica do Sao Francisco with a stake of 100%.

Itaparica is a reservoir based project. The gross head and net head of the project are 54m and 50.8m respectively.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 1979 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1988.

Contractors involved

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

The electric generators for the project were procured from Ansaldo Energia, GE Renewable Energy, NPO Elsib and Voith Hydro Holding.

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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 20 July 2023

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