Located on the border of Pará and Amapá states, the Santo Antonio do Jari Hydroelectric Power Plant uses the natural fall of Rio Jari, where waterfalls around 10m high are formed. It generates a nameplatecapacity of 373MW. 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 plant 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 plant is the first one in Brazil 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.