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Project Highlights
Sector water and energy
Country Peru
Location Regione del Piura
Type of Contract E.P.C.
Contract value EUR 110 milioni
Customer PEIHAP, ente regionale per lo sviluppo agricolo ed energetico
Contractor JV Astaldi (al 51%) e Obrainsa S.A. (al 49%, Perù)
Progress in progress
Construction from march 2016
Alto Piura Hydro Project

The contract involves the construction of a plant for the catchment and transportation for irrigation purposes of the waters of the River Huancabamba, in Piura region, 800 km to the north of Lima.  In details, it will involve the construction of a tunnel measuring 13 km in length with a diameter of 4.2 m, a mobile barrage and a dam (36 m in length and 15 metres in max. height), as well as 47 km of access roads and related works.  

The works have been commissioned by PEIHAP, a body of the Regional Government of Piura, dedicated to the development of agricultural and energy sectors.  The works will be performed by a joint venture among Astaldi (51% stake) and the local company, Obrainsa S.A. (49%).  The works will be financed by the Peruvian Ministry of Economics and Finance.