Manuel Piar is a 2,160MW hydro power project. It is planned on Lower Caroni river/basin in Bolivar, Venezuela. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently at the under construction stage. It will be developed in a single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2007 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2027. Buy the profile here.

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The project is being developed by Corporacion Venezolana de Guayana and Electrificacion del Caroni. These companies also have ownership stakes in the project.

Manuel Piar is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is planned to be 1,770 million cubic meter. The net head of the project will be 34.65m. The project is expected to generate 12,100 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2007. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2027.

Contractors involved

IMPSA is expected to render engineering procurement construction services for the hydro power project.

IMPSA will be the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company is expected to provide 10 units of kaplan turbines, each with 216MW nameplate capacity.

IMPSA is expected to supply 10 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is likely to be 257 MVA.

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About Corporacion Venezolana de Guayana

Corporacion Venezolana de Guayana (Corporacion) is a state owned enterprise which through economic diversification boosts economic development. The company works in alliance with domestic and foreign, public and private capitals. The company makes the utilization of the valuable hydric resources such as water resources, forestry, iron, bauxite, gold, diamonds and other minerals in the region for developing economy. A total of 15 companies and more than 18,000 employees make up the Corporation's economic and social hub in five states and more than 50% of Venezuela. The company is headquartered in Altavista, Venezuela.

This content was updated on 25 January 2024

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