Andritz Hydro to equip Brazil’s 53.74-MW Batalha

Brazilian utility Furnas Centrais Eletricas has awarded a contract to a joint venture led by Andritz Hydro to equip the 53.74-MW Batalha hydroelectric project on Brazil’s Sao Marcos River.

Furnas awarded the 44 million euro (US$59.6 million) contract to Andritz Hydro Brasil, Andritz Hydro Inepar, and IESA Projetos. IESA is an affiliate of Andritz’s Brazilian joint venture partner, Inepar S.A. (HNN 6/30/08)

The consortium is to supply, install, and commission equipment including two 26.87-MW Kaplan turbines, generators, governors, digital exciter systems, hydro-mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment, and cranes. Commercial operation of the first unit is scheduled for May 2011, followed by the second unit a month later.

Furnas’ holding company, Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras S/A (Eletrobras), announce plans to build Batalha in 2006, saying it planned an investment of 381 million reais (US$183 million). (HNN 12/4/06)

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