Retiro Baixo is an 82MW hydro power project. It is located on Paraopeba river/basin in Minas Gerais, 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 Logos Engenharia and Orteng Equipamentos e Sistemas. Cemig Geracao e Transmissao, Furnas Centrais Eletricas and Orteng Equipamentos e Sistemas are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 49.9%, 49% and 1.1% respectively.

Retiro Baixo is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 50.8 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 38.62m. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 2 in number. The penstock length is 104.67m. The penstock diameter is 6.2m.

Development status

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

Contractors involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of kaplan turbines, each with 42.35MW nameplate capacity.

Andritz Hydro supplied 2 electric generators for the project.

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This content was updated on 20 July 2023

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