Waterway Department of São Paulo


Final design of the civil and electromechanical works of the Penha Lock, an integral part of the Metropolitan Water Ring of São Paulo, located next to the Penha Dam. Its objective is to provide a level transposition between the currently navigable upstream stretch from the Edgar de Souza reservoir to 41 km and the future upstream stretch to the district of São Miguel Paulista, with another 14 km. The work was initiated by field investigations and surveys, integrated assessment of impacts on social, economic and environmental aspects, technical and economic studies of traffic capacity followed by the conceptual design and culminating with the final design of civil works and electromechanical equipment, of the buildings, of the operating systems and of the other items necessary for the implantation of the future lock.