Named eight times as the largest international hydroelectric plant builder by ENR magazine, Odebrecht adds more than 58,500 MW in construction and services in the energy sector in Brazil and abroad.
Its portfolio includes the construction of 72 hydroelectric plants, 12 thermal plants, 2 nuclear plants, dams for various purposes, in addition to the implementation of approximately 6,300 km of transmission lines.
Currently, the main projects in the energy sector under construction in Brazil by Odebrecht are the Santo Antônio Hydroelectric Plant, in Rondônia, with 3,150MW, the Teles Pires Hydroelectric Plant, on the border of the states of Mato Grosso and Pará, with 1,820MW, and the Belo Monte Hydroelectric Plant, in Pará, with 11,233MW.
The company has an inventory of greenhouse gas emissions in all its buildings, making it possible to devise strategies that reduce environmental impacts.
One of the largest works in progress in Brazil, the Santo Antônio Hydroelectric Plant is a unique experience in the world and an example of sustainable construction. The plant is the first to use the “run-of-river” technology in the Amazon Basin and has the largest Bulb type turbines in the world, driven by the natural flow of the Madeira River. The use of these technologies does not require the construction of a large reservoir, reducing environmental impacts. The construction of the Santo Antônio HPP is expected to be completed in 2016 and generated 18,000 direct job opportunities at the peak of the work.
The Teles Pires Hydroelectric Plant, under construction on the Teles Pires River, has enough energy to supply 2.7 million families. The project has a total investment of R $ 4 billion and is expected to be completed in 2015.
At the peak of its works, UHE Teles Pires will generate about 6 thousand direct job opportunities .
The Belo Monte Hydroelectric Plant, located on the Xingu River, is the largest work under construction in the world. Started in 2011, the peak of its implementation will generate approximately 30 thousand direct job opportunities. The hydroelectric plant has a total investment of R $ 28.5 billion and is expected to be concluded in 2019.