Alstom to Supply Equipment to Cachoeira Caldeirão Hydropower Plant in Brazil

Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:09am EDT

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Alstom to Supply Equipment to Cachoeira Caldeirão Hydropower Plant in Brazil

A contract worth around €100 million

Regulatory News :

Alstom (Paris:ALO) Renewable Power was selected by Energias do Brazil, to supply all electromechanical equipment to Cachoeira Caldeirão, a 220 MW hydro plant. Energias do Brazil is a subsidiary of the Portuguese EDP Group, one of the largest operators in the European electricity sector,

Benefiting from a reservoir of around 50 km², it will be installed on the Araguari river, in Amapá State, in the northern region of Brazil. The plant should be fully operational in 2017. As part of the contract, Alstom Grid, one of the leaders in the Brazilian electricity transmission market, will also supply equipment for the plant’s internal substation. Alstom’s share of the contract is worth approximately €100 million, booked in fiscal year 2012/13.

This new hydropower plant is part of PAC 2 – a Brazilian programme for growth acceleration, which will improve the country’s power generation capacity.

Alstom will supply three bulb generation units, gates, balance of plant, hydromechanical and erection equipment. This will be produced in Brazil, where the Group has one of its largest industrial units to serve the Brazilian hydro market, as well as to export equipment abroad. The hydromechanical and erection equipment will be produced in partnership with Bardella. The Cachoeira Caldeirão hydropower plant will be connected to the national grid through the Ferreira Gomes substation, with a 10km long 230kV transmission line.

“Alstom maximises value for customers by providing complete and optimised power solutions. Alstom’s solutions increase the return on investment by generating more power as well as increasing the efficiency of the installation process and improving the flexibility of operations”, said Marcos Costa, Country President of Alstom Brazil.

About Alstom
Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides turnkey integrated power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy sources, including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The Group employs 92,000 people in around 100 countries. It had sales of €20 billion and booked close to €22 billion in orders in 2011/12.

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