Alstom to provide gear for 11,230 MW hydropower plant in Brazil

Paris, February 9, 2011 — Alstom has signed a contract worth about $682 million with Norte Energia of Brazil to provide power equipment for the Belo Monte Dam, which has a planned capacity of 11,230 MW.

The Belo Monte hydropower project will dam the Xingu river in Brazil's northern Para state.

Alstom will lead a consortium that includes German Voith and Austrian Andritz for fourteen 611 MW Francis turbine-generator sets and the six smaller Bulb units.

Alstom will supply seven Francis units, hydro-mechanical equipment and associated gas insulated substations for the fourteen large-scale units.

It is expected that Belo Monte will take eight years to be built. When operating at full capacity, Belo Monte will meet the electricity needs of 35 million people.

Hydropower accounts for 85 percent of Brazil’s power production. Alstom, present in Brazil for 55 years, has played a role in the development of this hydro capacity including providing products and services for hydropower projects including Itaipu, Tucurui and most recently Jirau and Santo Antonio, as well as thermal projects such as TermoBahia and ThyssenKrup CSA.

Overall, Alstom has supplied more than 100 hydro turbines and generators to the Brazilian market over the past ten years and its equipment accounts for 35 percent of Brazil’s installed hydro capacity.

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