Machu Picchu Hydroelectric Power Plant

The work is located in a protected area so the care of the national historic sanctuary has been prioritized


Project description:

It is the most important center of the country’s heritage. It is located in the cradle of the Inca civilization, in the province of Urubamba in the department of Cusco; uses the water resources that the Vilcanota river provides


Our services include:


  • Design of electromechanical works at the level of detailed engineering, transport, supply, assembly, testing and commissioning of a Francis type generating unit; as well as the experimental operation.
  • The civil works include preliminary works, adaptation of the existing adduction tunnel, construction of a new intake, loading chamber, two sand pits and a new powerhouse in a cavern; in addition to the corresponding output substation.

General information

  • Client: EGEMSA
  • Location: Cusco, Perú
  • Period: 2009 – 2013

Main data

  • Power: 98 MW
  • Flow: 31 m3/s
  • Asphalt concrete: 22,900 m3
  • Tunnel: 3 km with sections up to 130 m3
  • Turbines: 1 x 98 Francis type
  • N° of MH: 5.5 MM

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