Picada is a 50MW hydro power project. It is located on Rio do Piexe 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 2003 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2006. Buy the profile here.

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The project was developed by Construtora Norberto Odebrecht and is currently owned by Nexa Resources with a stake of 100%.

Picada is a reservoir based project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 0.13 million cubic meter. The gross head of the project is 127.93m.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 2003 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2006.

Contractors involved

Mek Engenharia e Consultoria and Promon Engenharia were selected to render engineering procurement construction services for the hydro power project.

Voith Hydro Holding was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 turbines, each with 25MW nameplate capacity.

WEG supplied electric generator(s) for the project. The generator capacity is 27.8 MVA.

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About Construtora Norberto Odebrecht

Construtora Norberto Odebrecht SA (Construtora Norberto), a subsidiary of Odebrecht SA is a construction contractor. The company provides engineering, procurement and construction services for buildings, thermal and hydroelectric power plants. It constructs nuclear centers, steel mills, petrochemical centers, highways, urban mobility, ports, logistic systems, railroads, ports and airports, mining facilities and offshore operation rigs. The company serves transport and logistics, sanitation, urban development and buildings, energy, and industrial engineering sectors. The company has presence in Germany, Angola, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, the UAE, the US, Ghana, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic, and Venezuela. Construtora Norberto is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide from announcement through to operation across all technologies and countries worldwide.