Small-Scale Hydro Heading for Brazil

The Brazilian subsidiary of France’s Alstom Power will supply all the equipment for three small-scale hydroelectric projects that the Brazilian subsidiary of Canada’s Brascan will build in Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul and Parana states under the terms of a US$17.4 million contract.

BRASILIA, Brazil – April 9, 2002 [] Alstom will supply all the equipment and provide related services for the 15 MW Salto Natal project and the 16 MW Pedrinho project in Parana, and 30 MW Passo do Meio project in Rio Grande do Sul. The contract includes generators, turbines, electronic control equipment, substations and all the protection for the projects that will be operated by remote control. All the equipment will be manufactured in Alstom’s Taubate industrial unit in Sao Paulo state. Brazil’s small-scale hydro project market was worth US$108 million in 2001, of which Alstom secured 50 percent, estimating US$174 million in business for 2002 in the segment.
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