U.S.-based E&E do Brasil has received a US$1.1 million contract from Brasil PCH to perform environmental management services for the construction of five small hydroelectric projects in Brazil.
E&E do Brasil, a unit of Ecology and Environment Inc. of the U.S., said the power plants are being developed under Brazil’s incentive program for alternative sources of energy, Proinfa. They are to provide local energy distribution while minimizing environmental and social effects.
Under the contract, E&E is to produce about 50 enviromental mitigation plans over two years for Brasil PCH, a hydro project holding company owned by Petrobras of Brazil and other partners.
E&E is to oversee implementation of construction and mitigation programs and all environmental aspects. It also is to seek project approvals from the Brazilian environmental agency, Ibama.