Voith to provide turbines for Ilha Solteira, Jupia hydropower plant upgrades


CTG Brasil has awarded a contract to manufacturer Voith Hydro to supply four turbines as part of ongoing modernization efforts at its Ilha Solteira and Jupia hydroelectric plants.

HydroWorld.com reported Voith had serviced the 20 generators at the 3,444-MW Ilha Solteira plant in 2013, when it was owned by Companhia Energetica de Sao Paulo (CESP). Now, Voith will replace two turbine units and supply new automation and transformer equipment.

Voith’s work will be nearly identical at the 1,550-MW Jupia project.

CTG Brasil, a subsidiary of China Three Gorges Corp., won operating rights for both plants in a 2015 power auction.

At that time, CTG Brasil executive vice-president Wang Shaofeng said the conglomerate could use its “rich experience” to do more in Brazil by means of a US$3.6 billion investment into the pair of hydropower plants.

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Michael Harris formerly was Editor for HydroWorld.com.

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