Serra da Mesa - Brazil

A contract for the modernization of the excitation system at the Serra da Mesa hydropower plant in Brazil was awar­ded to ANDRITZ HYDRO by CPFL Energia and Furnas.

This hydroelectric power plant has an installed capacity of 1,275 MW and is situated on the Tocantins River near Minaçu, in Goiás state. HPP Serra da Mesa creates, at 54.4 million m³, the largest reservoir by volume in Brazil. It is indispensable to the interconnected Brazilian energy system.

The contractual scope of supply comprises design, supply, delivery, and commissioning of three excitation systems, including the new HIPASE-E regulators with redundancy. Commissioning of the first unit is scheduled for the end of 2016.

This order represents an impor­tant excitation reference for the new HIPASE platform developed by ANDRITZ HYDRO.


Output3×425 MW
Voltage15 kV
Head117.2 m
Speed120 rpm
Runner diameter6,000 mm
Av. annual production6,300 GWh
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