A TRAJECTORY OF BOLDNESS AND DETERMINATION
Intertechne group has been operating for over 30 years in the consultative engineering segment and is today one of the country’s leading companies in consultancy and construction management services for the energy, infrastructure and oil & gas segments.
The group is made up of two controlled companies with total synergy of activity: Intertechne is focused on development, project structuring and construction management, while Sistechne is an energy solutions integrator specialized in the supply of systems, equipment and services.
Over the past 15 years, we have invested in the internationalization of our operations by building strategic alliances with companies in Europe, the United States and Canada. We have also formed a vast network of professionals spread across a wide range of countries, which has allowed us to develop large-scale projects and works carried out in different countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia. This demonstrates the Intertechne group’s vocation and capacity to act as a global company.
From the beginning, we believe that our greatest asset is people. We believe that an engineering company is not only made up of the best methodologies, software, equipment and offices. Above all, the human ingredient is needed. Our teams are largely responsible for our successful trajectory.
We are proud of everything we have accomplished so far. We overcome immense challenges throughout our history, but we always seek innovative solutions with creativity and above all perseverance. In no way are we satisfied or accommodated with our achievements. We appreciate the various awards we receive and the recognition of customers, but our concern always speaks louder. Therefore, day after day we have in mind a single objective: to surprise our customers through solutions that result in works of high technical quality and with a positive impact on society. And now that we are in the third generation of partners, we are thinking about the coming decades with the same determination and passion that led us to get here.
1987 – INTERTECHNE ESTABLISHMENT
On October 20, 1987, the seven engineers and friends Brasil Pinheiro Machado, Kamal FS Kamel, Heino Uwe Schimider, Pedro Lagos Marques Filho, Rodolfo Ramina, Armando Gallo Yan (in memoriam) and Cleber Moreira Brum realized a dream: they created the Intertechne, a consultative engineering company that develops cutting edge studies and projects.
1988 – WINNING THE FIRST CONTRACT
Intertechne won its first contract. We executed the basic and executive designs, inventory and feasibility study of the Small Hydroelectric Power Plant Pitinga, located on the Pitinga River, in the state of Amazonas – BR. The small hydroelectric power plant was a great challenge for the first generation of Intertechne partners, in addition to the responsibility of delivering an impeccable design, which would open the door to other, even more challenging jobs. For this small hydroelectric power plant, a design was developed to expand and raise the existing SHPP, which was the main source of energy for an important mine in an isolated location in the middle of the Amazon jungle. With the expansion, the final power of the plant became 30 MW.
1992 – SALTO CAXIAS HPP AND FIRST HEADQUARTERS
This was an important year in the history of Intertechne. The partners won the bid for the development of the basic and executive designs (including the 500 KV Step-up Substation) of the Salto Caxias Hydroelectric Power Plant. In addition, the company won its first international contract with HPP Pichi Picun Leufu, located on Limay River, in the province of Neuquén – Argentina. In this hydroelectric power plant, Intertechne carried out the conceptual, basic and executive designs for the dam. It was then that the company increased its workforce, got its first headquarters (a small house on Rua Ângelo Sampaio, Curitiba – PR) and joined the select group of leading designers in the country.
1998 – INTERTECHNE IS CONSOLIDATED AS THE MAIN DESIGNER OF THE WATER AND ENERGY SEGMENT OF BRAZIL
With Intertechne’s participation in major national hydroelectric projects, such as the HPP Cana Brava, located on the Tocantins River, in Goiás, and Irapé HPP (which has the highest Brazilian dam), located on Jequitinhonha River, in Minas Gerais, which opened doorR to other big Amazon designs such as the Teles Pires, Santo Antônio and Belo Monte HPPs, the company has consolidated itself as the main designer in the water and energy segment in Brazil.
2003 – INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION
The basic and executive designs carried out for HPP El Cajón, in the Mexican state of Nayarit, led Intertechne to international recognition in the development of designs for hydroelectric plants.
2006 – CREATION OF THE INFRASTRUCTURE BUSINESS UNIT
With the realization of the civil executive design for Estação Paulista, line 4 of the São Paulo Metro, Intertechne starts its new sector, Infrastructure. With this new area, the company started to focus on urban transport projects, mainly metro lines and airports.
2007 – WINNING OF NEW INTERNATIONAL AWARDS
One of Intertechne’s main designs carried out in the first decade, HPP Salto Caxias – PR, receives the International Chincold Award – Icold Spancold.
2008 – FORMATION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Formation of a corporate governance model. Founding partners leave the executive direction and become part of the Board of Directors. New generation of partners takes over the executive management of the company.
2009 – INTERTECHNE WINS MANAGEMENT QUALITY CERTIFICATIONS
Intertechne receives the International Puente de Alcântara Award and the International Chincold – Icold – Spancold Award. Both for the designs (basic and executive) of HPP Irapé – MG. With the design carried out for the El Cajón hydroelectric plant – Mexico, the company received another International Chincold – Icold – Spancold Award. In addition, it was this year that the company was certified with ISO’s 9001, 14001 and OHSAS 18001.
2010 – ADMISSION TO THE ROAD AND PORT SEGMENT
The first expansion of Intertechne’s highways was achieved, the new ascent of Serra de Petrópolis – RJ. The basic and executive designs for the duplication of the road were carried out. That same year, Intertechne carried out the expansion design for the Portonave Retroport – SC.
2011 – HPP BELO MONTE DESIGN AND STRUCTURING OIL & GAS BUSINESS UNIT
In 2011, Intertechne participated in one of its main national energy production projects, the Belo Monte Hydroelectric Power Plant, the largest 100% Brazilian hydroelectric plant. For this client, the scope included basic designs, civil executive and technical assistance to the work. This year the company entered the oil & gas segment, carrying out the basic and executive designs for Transpetro Regional Norte e Nordeste – CE, and the basic and executive designs for the Petrobras Exploration and Production Operations Unit of Petrobras – AM. The Chaglla HPP (Peru), which had the basic and executive designs and technical assistance for the work carried out by the company, received the International Milestone Rockfill Dam Design Award.
2012 – HPP LAÚCA AND FIRST AIRPORT DESIGN
Intertechne carried out its first design for Airports with the International Airport of Viracopos – SP. The scope included the design of the new terminal and monitoring of the works. Intertechne’s international performance was highlighted with one of its most important works, HPP Laúca, the largest hydroelectric power plant in Angola. At this plant, Intertechne carried out feasibility studies and basic, executive and environmental designs.
2013 – CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW HEADQUARTERS BUILDING
With the company’s success and the growth in the number of employees, Intertechne began the construction of the building of its new headquarters, at Avenida Iguaçu, in Curitiba – PR. At that time, the company had more than 400 employees and built a building within the Build to Suit concept.
2014 – RIOGALEÃO AIRPORT AND BRASKEM UNITS EXPANSION DESIGN
Conquest of an important client, Braskem, for which Intertechne carried out designs for the construction of the Basic Inputs Unit (UNIB4), Polypropylene Unit (PP5) and the Polyethylene Unit (PE-9), all in Duque de Caxias – Rio de Janeiro. Implementation of the Basic and Executive Project for the 1st phase of the expansion of the Rio Galeão, which included the partial renovation of the passenger terminals (1 and 2), the construction of a new boarding pier with more than 100 thousand m²
2015 – INTERTECHNE JOINS THE WIND AND SOLAR ENERGY SEGMENT
Our vast experience in energy generation designs has led us to diversify our operations, investing resources in new business models such as the development of designs in the areas of biogas and photovoltaic energy.
2015 – PARTICIPATION IN THE MAIN MODERNIZATION DESIGN OF HPPs DO BRASIL
Intertechne’s participation in the main design for the modernization of Brazilian hydroelectric plants, HPP Ilha Solteira and HPP Jupiá, where the company carried out a grand scope of renovation of equipment exchange to improve the efficiency of energy production from hydroelectric plants.
2016 – OFFSHORE DESIGNS WITH PETROBRAS AND COMPLIANCE POLICY ADOPTION
Beginning of designs involving offshore oil platforms, with the execution of basic and executive designs for the recovery and maintenance of systems for 31 platforms in Campos Basin (Petrobras) in Duque de Caxias – RJ. In June of the same year, the adoption of compliance policies was established, a commitment to ethics and respect for Intertechne with all its customers, suppliers and employees.
2017 – INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR EXPANDING RIOGALEÃO AIRPORT
Expansion of the Rio de Janeiro International Airport RioGaleão, where Intertechne carried out the basic and executive designs, receives the International ENR Award – best global designs, Airports category.
2020 – ACTING AS AN INVESTOR IN PHOTOVOLTAIC DESIGNS
The largest photovoltaic plant in the distributed generation segment in Paraná, UFV Bandeirantes, with an installed capacity of 6.3 MWp, is in an advanced implementation phase and will start generating energy soon. In addition to preparing the complete executive design for this wind farm, which will have enough final capacity to meet the equivalent consumption of more than 3,000 homes, Intertechne is also an investor in the design, associated with COPEL in Solar Paraná GD Participações.
Today Intertechne is one of the country’s leading companies in consulting and management services for large-scale works for the energy, infrastructure and oil & gas segments. In all these years we have always had the courage to take on bold designs. We have learned over time that an engineering company is made above all by people. Human capital has been our greatest asset since our foundation. We are also learning every day the importance of seeking the new, of not falling in love with the successes of the past, because that is how we are going to build our future.