The contract is from Energias do Brazil – a subsidiary of Portugal’s EDP Group – and is for the Cachoeira Caldeirão plant, which will be built on the Araguari river, in northern Brazil.
As part of the deal, Alstom Grid will also supply equipment for the plant’s internal substation. All of Alstom’s equipment for the project will be produced in Brazil
The plant – which is due to be operational by 2017 – is part of PAC 2, a Brazilian programme for growth acceleration, which will improve the country’s power generation capacity.
The plant will be connected to the national grid through the Ferreira Gomes substation, with a 10km long 230kV transmission line.