Itaipú

Paraguay-Brazil

We carried out the complete electromechanical assembly of what is today the world’s largest hydroelectric power generation plant.

  • 14,000

    of installed power

  • 46,972

    of hydraulic equipment

  • 63,888

    of diversion structures

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Itaipú Hydroelectric Power Plant

In 2016, Itaipú was the first hydroelectric power plant in the world to produce over 100 million MWh per year.

Key facts

  • September 1980

    Start date

  • March 1991

    End date

  • 7,027 tons

    of overhead cranes and gantries

  • 5,775 tons

    of landfill equipment

  • USD 182 million

    contract amount

  • 16.25%

    share of Techint E&C in the consortium

  • September 1980

    Start date

  • March 1991

    End date

  • 7,027 tons

    of overhead cranes and gantries

  • 5,775 tons

    of landfill equipment

  • USD 182 million

    contract amount

  • 16.25%

    share of Techint E&C in the consortium

Customer Itaipú Binacional
Scope of work Construction

Segment

Energy

The scope of the project covered the full range of work required for the electromechanical assembly of the Itaipú hydroelectric power plant, lying on the shores of the Paraná River, just 25 kilometers north of Foz do Iguaçu. With an installed capacity of 14,000 MW, the Itaipú hydroelectric power plant is a milestone project, both for Paraguay, which until then only had a small hydroelectric plant, and for Brazil, where it served to almost double energy generation capacity.

In 2016, Itaipú was the first hydroelectric plant in the world to generate over 100 million megawatts per hour (MWh) on an annual basis. Today, it is the largest hydroelectric power plant in the world, responsible for supplying around 11% of Brazilian energy needs and meeting 88% of Paraguay’s consumption.

Location

The dam is situated near the Paraguayan city of Hernandarias, straddling the Department of the Alto Paraná on the western side, and Foz do Iguaçu, in the Brazilian state of Paraná, to the east.

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