The final feasibility assessment of the binational 2,200-MW Garabi-Panambi hydro project planned for the Uruguay River between Argentina and Brazil will be concluded in the first half of the year, a spokesperson for Brazil’s president told wire services.
The Garabi-Panambi hydro complex will be built on the Uruguay River between the Brazilian southern state of Rio Grande do Sul and Argentine province of Corrientes.
Two dams will be built in the complex: the 1,150-MW Garabi and the 1,050-MW Panambi.
The Garabi-Panambi hydro complex will be operational as early as 2013, some reports indicate.
In other news, Brazil’s environment agency, Ibama, has approved the start of initial construction work for the 11,200-MW Belo Monte hydropower project in Brazil’s Amazon, wire services reported.
The hydro project will be built on the Xingu River in the state of Para.
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