Odebrecht gets concession for Peru’s 600-MW Chadin 2 hydropower plant

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The Peruvian government has granted Odebrecht’s AC Energia a definitive concession for the 600-MW Chadin 2 hydropower project.

The plant, to be located in the Maranon River Basin between Peru’s Cajamarca and Amazonas regions, received its environmental approval earlier this year after a review by the country’s Ministry of Energy and Mines.

The newest approval was authorized by the same ministry and gives Peru’s general power director to sign the concession contract with the developer.

The Chadin 2 plant is reported to include the construction of a 175-meter-high by 370-meter-tall dam, creating a reservoir of more than 32 square kilometers. The project’s powerhouse will include three Francis-type hydro turbines.

Chadin 2 was one of 15 hydropower projects prepared for an investment offering in 2008.

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Michael Harris formerly was Editor for HydroWorld.com.

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