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Delivery Method

DBOM Partially Public Finance
# of Projects: 1
100% of the Results

Background informationProject Created: October 25, 2010

Project Name: San Antonio Hydroelectric Project
Year in Operation:
Sector: Water & Waste
Subsector: Water, Energy Generation, Energy Distribution
Status: Design / Construction
Type: New Facility
Description: $8 billion hydro-electric project to harness one of the largest tributaries of the Amazon River, the Madeira River, with numerous environmental features that have produced widespread support for the project. The project is being funded by the private sector, who are given the right to sell power form the dam to the Brazilian power grid for the life of a 30 year concession. The structure provides incentives for the designers and builders to hold down cost overruns and delays. The project is on pace to completion one year ahead of its scheduled 2012 start date.
Delivery Method as described in the country where it's located: Concession
Is the project still active: Yes

Project Locations

City: San Antonio
Country: Brazil, Federative Republic of

Souces of Project Support (Non-monetary)

Checkbox Checked Access to Land: Right to build and operate the dam is awarded for the period of the concession, which reverts to the federal government at the end of the 30 year period.
Checkbox Checked Revenue Stream (Cash Flow) Protected Through Long Term Commitment(s) of Public Sponsor(s): Commitment that concessionaire may sell power generated to the Brazilian grid.

Souces of Project Support (Monetary)

Checkbox Checked

From Public (Government) Sources to Producers: Some support. Not yet discerned.

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Checkbox Checked

Credit Enhancements: Brazilian development bank is assisting in supporting private debt placement.

Checkbox Checked

From Private Capital Markets Directly to Producers as Debt: Debt and equity from private sector to cover initial design and construction.

Checkbox Checked

From Producers as Equity: Debt and equity from private sector to cover initial design and construction.

Project Delivery & Finance Method

Project Delivery:
All Public Finance. Public Sponsor contracts for initial design, and separately contracts for initial construction. Public Owner operates and maintains the resulting facility.
Is there an independant checking engineer? Yes
Project Finance Method: All or Partially By Public Sponsor

Procurement Approach

Project Component
Based Selection
Request for
Request for
for Bids

Term for Key Components & Forms of Contract

Project Component
Combined Term: Initial Design, Construction, O&M Period

Project Value (If and As Known)

Date of Estimated Project Value: October 25, 2010
Project Value
Hard Cost
Hard & Soft Costs
> $5 Billion US
$2-10 Billion US


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