Alstom Renewable Power has been selected by Energias do Brazil to supply all electromechanical equipment to the 220MW Cachoeira Caldeirão hydropower plant in northern Brazil.

As part of the contract, Alstom Grid will also supply equipment for the plant’s internal substation. Alstom’s share of the contract is worth approximately €100M, booked in fiscal year 2012/13.

Alstom will supply three bulb generation units, gates, balance of plant, hydromechanical and erection equipment. This will be produced in Brazil, where the Group has one of its largest industrial units to serve the Brazilian hydro market, as well as to export equipment abroad. The hydromechanical and erection equipment will be produced in partnership with Bardella.

This new hydropower plant is part of PAC 2 – a Brazilian programme for growth acceleration, which will improve the country’s power generation capacity. The project is being developed on the Araguari river, in Amapá State, and should be fully operational in 2017. It will be connected to the national grid through the Ferreira Gomes substation, with a 10km long 230kV transmission line.