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Estreito Hydro Plant

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Description

The Estreito hydroelectric power station will have a commercial capacity of 256.9MW, and eight 135.9MW generator units. The project generate nearly 10,000 direct jobs and approximately 25,000 indirect jobs during the construction phase. On December 2009, Tractebel Energia, the Brazilian arm of European utility giant GDF Suez, bought the 40% stake held by Suez Energia Renovável in the project. Tractebel holds a 40.1% stake in the Estreito complex, located on the Tocantins river in Brazil's north. The balance is held by Alcoa (25.5%), Vale (30%) and Camargo Corrêa Energia (4.4%).

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Key Specs

Full Name
Estreito Hydro Plant
Project Type
Hydro
Development Phase
In operation
Project Status
Active
Project Capacity
1,087  MW (megawatt)  Hydro
Investment
US$ 2.5bn
Completion Date
2012
Lifespan
100
Location

Estreito is being built on the Tocantins river, 766km from São Luis, on the border between Tocantins and Maranhão states in northern Brazil.

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Integrated Communications Manager (External)
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Communications, Consórcio Estreito Energia
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