Seival power station

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{{#badges:CoalSwarm|Navbar-Brazilcoal}}Seival power station was a proposed 600-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Candiota, State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.


The map below shows Candiota, the approximate location where the plant would be built.

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The Seival project was initiated by Tractebel Energia S.A., then acquired by MPX Energia SA (subsequently renamed Eneva) in November 2010. The project has already been granted an installation license and would be supplied with coal from the proposed Seival mine in southern Rio Grande do Sul state.[1]

Eneva originally planned to place a bid for the Seival plant in Brazil's December 2013 national energy auction, but opted out due to unviably low energy prices.[2]

In September 2014, Eneva renewed its license for Seival[3], and in November 2014, higher energy prices encouraged Eneva to enter the Seival project in Brazil's national energy auction.[4][5]

Seival ultimately lost out in the bidding to the Pampa power station.[6] The 600MW Seival project was listed once again as a participant in Brazil's A-5 energy auction in April 2015,[7][8] but was passed over in favor of natural gas- and biomass-fueled power projects.[9]

As of December 2016, the Seival project appears to have been shelved, as Eneva has removed all references to Seival from its website and there have been no further mentions of the project in the Brazilian press.[10]

As of May 2019 there has been no further news about the project and it appears to be cancelled.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Eneva
  • Parent company: MPX Energia SA, E.ON
  • Location: Candiota, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  • Coordinates: -31.45444444, -53.74638889 (approximate)
  • Status:
    • Unit 1: Cancelled
    • Unit 2: Cancelled
  • Gross Capacity:
    • Unit 1: 300 MW
    • Unit 2: 300 MW
  • Type: Circulating fluidized bed
  • Projected in service:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source: Seival mine
  • Source of financing:

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