Located on the border of Pará and Amapá states, the UHE Santo Antonio do Jari uses the natural fall of Rio Jari, where waterfalls of about 10m of height are formed, and generates 373MW of installed power. The plant spillway is 1,500m long, one of the biggest in the world in extension. The construction started on August 1, 2011 and ended in 2014, four months before the forecasted date.
More than 2,600 direct jobs were created, 65% for inhabitants of Laranjal do Jari, where the hydroelectric is located. Besides the generation of jobs, the project is characterized by its perfect integration with the environment.
In the area where the auxiliary structures for the construction were installed – such as the cafeteria and the living quarters – a eucalyptus forest will be planted.
This hydroelectric is the first one in the country following the “platform-power plant” concept, inspired in the oil rigs, which don’t cause significant environmental impact in the area surrounding the project after its construction.