Sao Manoel is a 700MW hydro power project. It is located on Teles Pires river/basin in Mato Grosso, Brazil. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. The project construction commenced in 2014 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2017. Buy the profile here.


The project was developed by UTC Engenharia and UTC Participacoes. The project is co-owned by China Three Gorges Brasil Energia, EDP - Energias do Brasil and Furnas Centrais Eletricas, with their respective ownership stake of 33.33% each.

Sao Manoel is a run-of-river project. The project generated 3.718 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $1,130m.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 2014 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2017.

Power purchase agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to EDP - Energias do Brasil under a power purchase agreement. The power is sold at the rate of $0.024kWh for a period of 30 years.

Contractors involved

CESBE and GE Renewable Energy were 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 project consists of 4 units of Kaplan turbines, each with 175MW nameplate capacity.

The electric generators for the project were procured from GE Renewable Energy.

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About UTC Engenharia

UTC Engenharia SA (UTC), a subsidiary of UTC Participacoes AS, is an industrial engineering service company that offers engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services in the areas of production and processing of the oil and gas, petrochemical, power generation, steel, pulp and paper, metallurgy, construction, and industrial maintenance. UTC also provides the installation of refineries, petrochemical plants, terminals, pipelines, and steel jobs. Its activities include job management, supply and coordination of basic engineering and of detailed engineering, procurement and supply of equipment and materials, construction and assembly, pre-commissioning and commissioning, assisted operation, start-up and specialized maintenance. UTC is headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

About UTC Participacoes

UTC Participacoes SA (UTC Participacoes) is focused on the diversification of businesses and markets and on synergy and complementarity between the controlled companies that work together, adding value to the projects. The company is headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil.


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