As per the contract, Alstom will supply seven Francis units, hydro-mechanical equipment and associated Gas Insulated Substations (GIS) for the fourteen large-scale units.

Alstom said that the hydroelectric project will dam the Xingu river in Brazil’s northern Para state.

The company will lead a consortium that includes German Voith and Austrian Andritz for fourteen 611MW Francis turbine-generator sets and the six smaller Bulb units.

Belo Monte power project is expected to take eight years to be built, and when operating at full capacity, it will meet the electricity needs of 35 million people, according to the company.