Best Hydro Project: Pacific Hydro’s Chacayes Hydroelectric Generating Station in Chile

Chacayes Hydroelectric Generating Station

The 111 MW Chacayes hydroelectric project is the first of six planned developments on the Cachapoal River to be undertaken by Pacific Hydro Chile. the project includes diversion weirs, a daily regulation pond, a desander, canals, tunnels and a surface powerhouse. the project supplies the electricity to Chilectra.

The project was built under an EPC contract with Constructora Astaldi Fe Grande Cachapoal Ltda, a consortium made up of Astaldi SPa from Italy and Fe Grande, a Chilean construction company. Hatch was responsible for reviewing the EPC contractor’s detailed design documentation and drawings for civil works, mechanical and electrical systems and equipment supply.

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