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November 24, 2021

Salto Caxias, Brazil

By Carmen

Salto Caxias is a 1,240MW hydro power project. It is located on Iguacu river/basin in Parana, Brazil. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1995 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1999.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,240 1,240 Active Parana, Brazil Engevix Engenharia e Projetos; Intertechne; LEME Engenharia


The project was developed by Engevix Engenharia e Projetos, Intertechne and LEME Engenharia. The project is currently owned by Companhia Paranaense de Energia with a stake of 100%.

Salto Caxias is a reservoir based project. The gross head and net head of the project are 68m and 50m respectively. 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 4 in number. The penstock length is 107m. The penstock diameter is 11m. The project generated 5,431 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $1,090m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1995 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1999.

Contractors Involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of francis turbines, each with 310MW nameplate capacity.

GE Power supplied 4 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 345 MVA.

About Engevix Engenharia e Projetos

Engevix Engenharia e Projetos S.A. (Engevix), a subsidiary of Jackson Empreendimentos Ltda, is a diversified company. The company offers consulting and engineering services and undertakes the implementation of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) projects. It also provides engineering and management services such as public tender documents, management of construction sites and services, planning and commissioning, and integrated solutions, among others. Engevix operates highways, railways, ports, airports, and public transport. The company serves energy, oil and gas, transportation, chemical and petrochemical, infrastructure, energy generation and distribution, paper and pulp, mining, and other industries. It has operations in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru. Engevix is headquartered in Barueri, Brazil.

About Intertechne

Intertechne is a provider of water and energy services. The company offers services such as environmental impact studies, inventory and planning studies, engineering studies, project and construction management, construction support services, consulting, due diligence, feasibility studies, contract management, modernization and repowering plants, and project developer support services, among others. It constructs and operates hydroelectric power projects, dams, metro, airports, railways and highways, ports and shipyards, substations, nuclear power stations, and others. The company operates conceptual, basic, executive projects in on-shore and off-shore exploration segments. It has operations in Curitiba, Sao Paulo, Rio De Janeiro and Macae, Brazil. Intertechne is headquartered in Curitiba, Brazil.

About LEME Engenharia

LEME Engenharia Ltda is a Brazil based company that provides independent consulting engineering services primarily to infrastructure sector. The company designs and manages projects involving nuclear reactor development, waste management, thermal power generation (gas, coal and biomass), hydropower, watershed transposition, water supply systems and electrical systems (transmission lines and substations). The company offers services to private and public companies, as well as federal, state and municipal governmental agencies, both within and outside Brazil.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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