Alstom secures €180 million in hydropower contracts in Latin America

Alstom, in partnership with the Brazilian engineering companies CESBE and Areva Koblitz, has been awarded an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to provide power equipment for the new 373.4 MW Santo Antonio do Jari hydroelectric plant to be built on the river Jari in Brazil’s Amazonian region.
Alstom secures €180 million in hydropower contracts in Latin America

Alstom will supply Kaplan turbines and generators, hydromechanical equipment, lifting equipment, DCS (digital control system), engineering works, erection, supervision and commissioning, for the three units of the plant. The facility will be commissioned in late 2014.

Santo Antonio de Jari will be a run-of-river hydro power plant, meaning that it uses the river current to produce energy and is therefore subject to large variations in water flow caused by seasonality and high rainfall.

Alstom’s Kaplan hydro power turbines will be specifically designed to meet the challenging operating on-site.

“This contract is a strong endorsement of Alstom’s market-leading hydro power technology and project execution capabilities because it requires extremely robust turbines with a large operating range in order to cope with the high river flow variations of the river Jari,” said Marcos Costa, Vice-President Alstom Power Latin America.

Hydropower accounts for about 85 percent of Brazil’s power production. Alstom, present in Brazil for 55 years, has played a significant role in the development of the sector by providing products and services for hydropower projects like Itaipu, the world’s second largest hydroelectric dam, and the projects Tucuruí, Jirau and Santo Antônio , as well as thermal power projects like TermoBahia and ThyssenKrup CSA.

Alstom has supplied over 100 hydro turbines and generators to the Brazilian market over the past ten years, accounting for 35% of Brazil’s installed hydro capacity.

In related news, Alstom has confirmed that it secured an €80 million contract for Chaglla hydroelectric dam in Peru. The 450 MW facility is scheduled to be commissioned in Brazil.

Alstom will supply the complete electromechanical package for the project, which includes a powerhouse with two vertical Francis turbines of 225 MW each, generators and electrical and mechanical auxiliary systems.

The scope also includes power transformers and switchyard equipment provided by Alstom Grid, hydromechanical equipment, Digital Control System, telecom and plant protection, as well as a small hydro power plant.

The plant’s turbines and generators will be manufactured at Alstom’s Taubaté factory in Brazil.

Hydropower accounts for nearly 27 percent of power production in Peru, which is currently diversifying its power generation mix to include more renewable power.

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