A 45 million euro (US$58.8 million) engineering-procurement-construction (EPC) contract became effective in January for the 181-MW Salto Pilao hydroelectric project in Brazil.
Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation said its EPC contract, signed in 2003, became effective with the activation of the investor group Consorcio Investidor Salto Pilao. The consortium includes Votorantim Group, Camargo Correa Energias SA, and DME Energia Ltda.
Salto Pilao is to be completed in 2010 on the Itajai River in Santa Catarina State. (HNN 10/12/06)
Voith Siemens is to manufacture two 93-MW vertical Francis turbines, two 101-megavolt-ampere vertical generators, and other components. The company also is responsible for supervision, installation, and commissioning. Initial excavation, project access construction, and project detailing began in August 2006.