Promon Engenharia is participating in the design and construction of the Pampa Sul Thermal Power Plant

Publicado em 25/10/2016

Coal plant is important for Brazil´s energy sector and, principally for the South of the Country, since it raises the degree of reliability of the system, reduces the risk of a power shortage, as well as the need to import energy from other regions.

Promon Engenharia has added yet another venture of major importance for Brazil´s energy sector to its portfolio: the Pampa Sul Thermal Power Plant, located in Candiota, Rio Grande do Sul, the end customer of which is ENGIE and the EPC contractee is SDEPCI, the company that hired Promon.

Promon’s successful relationship with SDEPCI goes back to its contracts with Vale, such as the Barcarena TPP and the Setentrional TPP, performed between 2006 and 2009. This relationship was resumed with the Pampa Sul TPP, starting with a consultancy to adapt the basic and executive designs to Brazilian construction standards and practices. This first service opened the doors to new opportunities such as the introduction of all the processes of civil construction management, as well as preparation of the civil executive design, consulting activities performed in Brazil and China, and environmental management of the venture, for which Promon Engenharia’s partner company, Brandt Meio Ambiente, was hired.

In the month of August, 2016, construction completed one year, considering the first earth-moving activities which were begun in the middle of last year. Important stages in civil works have been accomplished, among which are the first concrete casting of the boiler foundations, completion of the boiler foundations and conclusion of the stack foundations.

The Pampa Sul TPP is a major work, important for the State of Rio Grande do Sul and for Brazil, and for various reasons, complex from the point of view of civil construction management and site grading. However, Promon Engenharia mobilized a highly experienced management team which, working together with SDEPCI’s management team, overcame many obstacles, managed to meet the first milestones of the project schedule and made space for the start of electromechanical erection. Our team began its management activities even before the land had been released for earth works”, recalls Ricardo Lorenz Barbosa, Manager of Promon Engenharia Civil Construction.

About Promon Engenharia (​)

Founded in 1960, Promon Engenharia, belonging to the Promon Group, is a Brazilian company acknowledged for its competency in engineering, management of ventures and strong entrepreneurial capacity. Its activities include primarily the project, integration and implementation of complex infrastructure solutions for key sectors of the economy. Among them, the mining and metallurgy, electrical energy, oil & gas, processing, chemical and petrochemical industries are of special importance.

In its 54 years of activities, Promon Engenharia has produced one of the most expressive project portfolios ever by a national company in areas of infrastructure. During this period, it participated in initiatives that had a direct impact on the country’s development, such as the construction of oil refineries, petrochemical plants, maritime terminals, power generation plants and their transmission systems, steel works and ore processing plants, automotive and aeronautical industries, installation of telephone networks, commercial buildings, as well as major projects in railroads, highways and urban transport.    

The highlight as “Company of the Year” won by the Promon Group in the 2011 edition of the annual directory “The Best and the Biggest”of Exame magazine, the Group’s constant presence in the rankings of the best companies to work for and of model companies in corporate sustainability, awards such as the Prize “MAKE – Most Admired Knowledge Enterprises” and the “Top of Mind in Project Management” of the PMI – Project Management Institute, as well as winning the National Quality Award from the Fundação Nacional da Qualidade (National Quality Foundation) in 2007, bear witness to the solidity of its management practices and the success of the Group’s corporate model.​

About SDEPCI (

Shandong Electric Power Engineering Consulting Institute Corp., Ltd. (SDEPCI), founded in 1958, is a domestically leading and internationally competitive provider of electric power engineering consulting and project construction services. SDEPCI is committed to supporting its global clients with safe, economic, efficient and clean solutions of energy.

About ENGIE (

ENGIE develops its businesses (power, natural gas, energy services) around a model based on responsible growth to take on the major challenges of energy’s transition to a low-carbon economy: access to sustainable energy, climate-change mitigation and adaptation and the rational use of natural resources.

The Group provides individuals, cities and businesses with highly efficient and innovative solutions largely based on its expertise in four key sectors: renewable energy, energy efficiency, liquefied natural gas and digital technology. ENGIE employs 154,950 people worldwide and achieved revenues of €69.9 billion in 2015. The Group is listed on the Paris and Brussels stock exchanges (GSZ) and is represented in the main international indices: CAC 40, BEL 20, DJ Euro Stoxx 50, Euronext 100, FTSE Eurotop 100, MSCI Europe, DJSI World, DJSI Europe and Euronext Vigeo (Eurozone 120, Europe 120 and France 20).

About ENGIE Brazil (

In Brazil, ENGIE is the largest private power producer in the country, operating an installed capacity of 12 GW in 29 power plants all over Brazil, which stands for about 6% of the country's capacity. The Group has 85% of its installed capacity in the country coming from clean, renewable sources and with low emissions of greenhouse gases, a status that has been reinforced by the construction of new wind farms in the Northeast of the country.

ENGIE is currently responsible for one of the largest hydropower plants in Brazil, Jirau (3,750 MW), under commissiong in the Madeira River, Rondônia.


With 3,000 employees, ENGIE had a turnover of R$ 7 billion in the country in 2015.