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November 18, 2021

Tucurui, Brazil

By Carmen

Tucurui is an 8,535MW hydro power project. It is located on Tocantins river/basin in Para, Brazil. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. The project construction commenced in 1975 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1984.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 8,535 8,535 Active Para, Brazil UTC Engenharia

Description

The project was developed by UTC Engenharia and is currently owned by Centrais Eletricas do Norte do Brasil with a stake of 100%.

Tucurui is a reservoir based project. The project cost is $9,500m.

Tucurui (Tucurui I) consists of 2 turbines with 22.5MW nameplate capacity.

The Tucurui (Tucurui I) has 2 electric generators installed at the site.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1975 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1984.

Contractors Involved

Tucurui (Tucurui I) is equipped with GE Renewable Energy francis turbines. The phase consists of 12 turbines with 350MW nameplate capacity.

Tucurui (Tucurui II) is equipped with GE Renewable Energy francis turbines. The phase consists of 11 turbines with 380MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy supplied 12 electric generators for the Tucurui (Tucurui I). The generator capacity is 385 MVA.

GE Renewable Energy supplied 11 electric generators for the Tucurui (Tucurui II). The generator capacity is 392 MVA.

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 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.

Methodology

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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