Our presence in Brazil

With the acquisition of LEME Engenharia in 2000, Tractebel consolidated its position as one of the most important engineering players for energy, water and infrastructure projects in Brazil. Our team of more than 500 staff members is based in our headquarters in Belo Horizonte and four regional offices strategically located across the country, allowing us to provide high-quality engineering and consulting services to our private and public clients, no matter where their projects are.

Key facts of this location

In Brazil, Tractebel has participated in more than:

  • 60 hydropower plants
  • 25,000 km in transmission lines
  • 80 extra-high voltage substations
  • 19,000 MW of installed capacity - power generator sets from 1 to 380 MW
  • 200 cities served by design and management of urban drainage and over 1 million people benefited.
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Cláudio Maia
CEO Latin America

Contacts

Zamparoni

Rogério Zamparoni
Hydro General Manager

Evanildo

Evanildo Ribas
Electrical Systems General Manager

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Elielson Seabra
Infrastructure General Manager

Marcelo

Marcelo Meirelles
Power, Gas & Renewables General Manager

Offices in Brazil

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Belo Horizonte

Avenida dos Andradas, 3000, 11º ao 13º andares - Boulevard Corporate Tower (Torre BCT) - Bairro Santa Efigênea / CEP: 30260-070 / Belo Horizonte - Minas Gerais, Brasil Route to this office
+55 31 3249 7600
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Belém

Rua Domingos Marreiros, 2031 – Salas 104 e 203, Bairro Fátima – CEP 66.060-162 / Belém - Pará, Brasil Route to this office
+55 91 3085-6005
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Brasilia

Setor Comercial Norte, Quadra 04, Torre C - Ed. Varig, Sala 1103, CEP 70.714-903, Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brasil Route to this office
+55 61 2106-6800
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Florianópolis

Av. Rio Branco, 405 - 1° ao 3° andares Centro / Florianópolis - Santa Catarina, Brasil Route to this office
+55 48 2108 8000
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Rio de Janeiro

Rua do Mercado, 11 - 19° andar, Centro CEP 20.010-120, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brasil Route to this office
+55 21 2199-8800

The history of our presence in Brazil

Tractebel traces its activities in Brazil back to the establishment of LEME Engenharia, in 1965. The first developments of the company include the preliminary and final plans for two hydropower plants: Mascarenhas (123 MW at the time), in the state of Espírito Santo, and Volta Grande (380 MW), in the state of Minas Gerais. Since its early years, the company has been involved in developing the country’s infrastructure. For example the majority of the existing Brazilian hydropower plants including São Salvador (241 MW), Capim Branco I & II (210 MW & 240 MW), Irapé (360 MW), Cana Brava (450 MW), Nova Ponte (510 MW), Estreito (1,087 MW), Emborcação (1,192 MW), Salto Caxias (1,240 MW), Itá (1,450 MW) and, most recently, the colossal Jirau (3,750 MW) were planned, designed or built under the supervision of the company’s specialists. Tractebel has also provided the Belo Monte hydropower plant (11,233 MW) with environmental engineering solutions.

Besides being a key player for hydro projects, Tractebel also holds a leading position in the country’s electrical systems sector. It has designed and studied more than 80 extra-high voltage substations and 25,000 km in transmission lines, among them the recent Madeira Transmission Line (± 600 kV / 2,375 km) and the Belo Monte Transmission Line (± 800 kV / 2,092 km). Water infrastructure is another key sector for Tractebel in Brazil. A remarkable project which counted on the expertise of the company’s specialists was the macro-drainage of the UNA Basin for the expansion of the water supply system of the city of Belém, in the north of the country, benefiting around 2 million inhabitants.

In recent years, Tractebel has been responsible for the technical supervision of urban mobility works, water navigation and complex building projects, including participation in the modernization of the Mineirão stadium for the 2014 World Cup. In addition, the company has established a firm footing in the renewable energy sector by collaborating on a number of wind and PV farm projects, such as the Santa Monica (97 MW) and Campo Largo (650 MW) wind farms and the Floresta (80 MW) and Paracatu (120 MW) PV projects.


With five regional offices in the country and a team of over 500 experts, Tractebel is currently one of the main engineering consultancy companies in Brazil for the energy, water and infrastructure markets.

References in this country

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Estreito HPP

Estreito HPP
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Project P&D Photovoltaic

Project P&D Photovoltaic
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Belo Monte Transmission Line

Belo Monte Transmission Line
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Jirau - Porto Velho Transmission Line

Jirau - Porto Velho Transmission Line
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Teles Pires Transmission Line

Teles Pires Transmission Line
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Jacobina Wind Farm

Jacobina Wind Farm
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Jirau HPP

Jirau HPP
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Madeira Transmission Line

Madeira Transmission Line
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