As part of its strategy to become an integrated renewable energy provider, GES has recently created a Hydroelectric Business Unit. This milestone is just the consequence of the recent acquisition of Hidroproyectos, a company specialized in the design and construction of hydropower plants, with a wide experience of more than 30 years. During this time the company has developed more than 200 projects in different geographies.
This acquisition enables GES to take advantage of the huge knowledge of the Hidroproyectos team, developing integrated services offer for hydroelectric energy, through the whole value chain.
GES has the capacity for the design and construction of hydroelectric plants, from the first steps of the project, through the advice of its customers, the design phase, with the development of the basic and detailed engineering, to the construction, thanks to the execution capability of GES in the different countries where the multinational operates.
Location: Chaparano River - Llaquepe (Chile)
Customer: SA HULLERAS VASCO - LEONESA
Installed capacity: 26,6 MW
It is a run of river project with a 11-meter-height weir in its intake to divert the flow into a sand trap that acts as a forebay. The water arrives to the power house through a 4237-meter-long penstock and 3.6 m in diameter. Inside the power house there are two horizontal Francis turbines.
Location: Cañete –Huantan River/ Yauyos / Lima / Peru
Customer: JENNER RENEWABLES
Installed capacity: 44 MW
The Churo project has two water intakes. One is in the Huatan River which collects its waters to take them to the Cañete river intake. From here, the water is carried through box-culvert type canals (4-km-long) and tunnels to the forebay. The penstock is 400-meter-long and 2.6 m in diameter. The power house is equipped with three horizontal Francis turbines.