Alstom to power Belo Monte Dam hydropower plant

Alstom has signed a contract worth roughly £422million with Norte Energia of Brazil to provide power equipment for the Belo Monte Dam. The dam will be the world’s third-largest hydroelectric […]

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By Vicky Ellis

Alstom has signed a contract worth roughly £422million with Norte Energia of Brazil to provide power equipment for the Belo Monte Dam.

The dam will be the world’s third-largest hydroelectric power plant with a planned capacity of 11,230 MW.

It is expected that Belo Monte will take eight years to build. When operating at full capacity, Belo Monte will meet the electricity needs of 35 million people.