The contract was signed on 22 August, after Brazil’s environmental agency Ibama granted the environmental license for the project – be built on the border of the Mato Grosso and Para states – on 19 August.

Once the purchase order is issued, there will be a 38-month timeframe for the first generating unit to begin operation. Voith Hydro is the leader of the electromechanical supplying consortium for the Teles Pires hydro power plant, and will be responsible for supplying the 404 MVA-generators for the plant’s five Francis turbines, as well as the control and automation systems for the plant and its substations, mechanical and electrical Balance of Plant, the associated transmission system and the project’s detailed engineering.