Sacyr wins contract for two hydroelectric power plants in Peru


Sacyr, through its subsidiary Sacyr Construcción, has obtained its first contract in Peru with the construction of two hydroelectric power plants for 59 million euros (77.9 million dollars).

The contract with the company Generación Andina is an EPC-type contract (project, construction, equipment supply, electromechanical assembly and commissioning) and involves the construction of the El Carmen (in Huánuco, north-west of Lima) and 8 de Agosto (in Humalíes province) hydroelectric plants along with the transmission line to Tingo María.

The 8 de Agosto hydroelectric plant has a gross head of 145 meters and will exploit a flow of  18 m3/sec via a surface plant to generate 19.83 MW and produce 141 GWh of gross energy per year. The work to be carried out by Sacyr at this plant include the 3243-metre conduction system in GRP pipes, an 897.6-metre section of tunnel, the diversion dam with mobile barrage and drain gate, among others.

The El Carmen hydroelectric plant will exploit a gross flow of 4.5 m3/sec via a surface plant to generate 8.6 MW and produce 52.3 GWh of gross energy per year.

This contract represents a further step forward for Sacyr in its internationalisation strategy, consolidating the company’s presence in South America and its rapidly developing markets. In 2013, Sacyr has also commenced operations in Qatar, India and Mozambique. Sacyr’s vast technical and technological expertise has enabled the company to be awarded projects on five continents (in over 20 countries). Such diversification means that 80% of the company’s works portfolio now pertains to overseas contracts.

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