The consortium signed a US$146M contract with Norte Energia S.A. to perform design certification, construction management and supervision, planning coordination, expediting and commissioning activities. At the peak of construction – to be reached in the second half of 2013 – the consortium will have more than 160 people at the jobsite. With a 35% participation in the consortium, the contract value for Arcadis Logos amounts to US$51M.

The 11.2GW Belo Monte hydroelectric power plant will require a total investment of US$15B for civil works, equipment and environmental compensations. Key figures for the project are 118,000,000m³ of soil excavation, 40,000,000m³ of rock excavation and the use of 4,200,000m³ of concrete.

“ARCADIS has a very strong position in this type of large infrastructure project and we are proud to be involved in such a relevant initiative, which will strongly enhance Brazilian progress,” said Manoel Antonio da Silva, CEO of Arcadis Logos. “Having contributed, back in the 1970s, to the construction of Itaipu (14,000MW), Arcadis Logos once again consolidates its tradition and expertise in large infrastructure projects and renewable energy.”