São Luis Alumar power station

From Global Energy Monitor

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São Luis Alumar power station is a 75.2-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant in São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil.[1]

Location

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Background

São Luis Alumar power station is a captive two-unit, 75.2 MW mineral coal-fired power plant that serves the ALUMAR alumina refinery in São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil.[2] The refinery has operated since 1984, but the two coal units were added in 2009 in an expansion that cost the plant's sponsors $2.7 billion (USD).[3] According to the company website, the alumina refinery was able to increase their capacity to 3.7 million tons since the power station was built in 2009.[3]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Consórcio de Alumínio do Maranhão (ALUMAR)[4][5]
  • Parent company: Alcoa (40%)[4][5], BHP Billiton[6] (40%), Rio Tinto (10%)[7]
  • Location: São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil
  • Coordinates: -2.711211,-44.348013 (exact)
  • Coal type: Unknown
  • Coal source:
  • Gross generating capacity (operating): 75 MW[1]
    • Unit 1: Coal-fired subcritical, 38 MW (start-up in 2009)[2]
    • Unit 2: Coal-fired subcritical, 38 MW (start-up in 2009)[2]

Articles and resources

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Tolmasquim, Mauricio (2016). "Energia Termelétrica: Gás Natural, Biomassa, Carvão, Nuclear" (PDF). Empresa de Pesquisa Energética (EPE). Retrieved April 12, 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Térmica Alumar inicia operação comercial de 75,2 MW - Blog do GESEL- Grupo de Estudos do Setor Elétrico - UFRJ". www.nuca.ie.ufrj.br (in português). Retrieved 2021-04-12.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Fact Sheet: ALUMAR" (PDF). Alcoa.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Alcoa -- The Element of Possibility". www.alcoa.com. Retrieved 2021-04-12.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Alumina". Alcoa. Retrieved 2021-05-14.
  6. "Welcome to São Luis" (PDF). Alumar. 2007.
  7. "Alumar - São Luís Alumina Refinery". Industry About. Retrieved 2021-05-21.


Related GEM.wiki articles

  • [[Brazil: country profile]]