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Itaipu Dam

General Information

Beginning of works: January 1970
Completion: 5 May 1984
Status: in use

Project Type

Location

Location: , ,
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Impounds:
  • Paraná River
Coordinates: 25° 24' 29.00" S    54° 35' 20.00" W
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Technical Information

Dimensions

height 196 m
crest length 7 919 m
base thickness 273 m
spillway capacity 62 200 m³/s
capacity for electric power generation 12 600 MW

Quantities

dam-fill volume 15 000 000 m³

Materials

dam structure roller-compacted concrete
reinforced concrete

Chronology

5 May 1984

First two power generators go on-line.

9 April 1991

The last of 18 power generators goes on-line.

2001
- 2004

Installation and manufacture of another 2 power generators.

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Participants

Currently there is no information available about persons or companies having participated in this project.

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20001072
  • Date created
    05/10/2000
  • Last Update
    29/07/2014