Under the contract, Voith will supply two 150MW power units, two Pelton turbines and two generators.

Voith will also provide plant and product engineering, manufacturing, erection, supervision, commissioning and project management services.

The company will manufacture the project’s key components at its São Paulo plant in Brazil.

Voith said the power plant will be fed with water from the Maule Lake.

Voith Hydro president & CEO in São Paulo, Brazil Marcos Blumer said: "Our excellent references in recent projects in Latin America, and Voith’s long-standing presence in Chile have been decisive factors in winning this new contract."

Prior to the Los Cóndores plant, Voith has also delivered hydro equipment for several projects in Chile which include Alto Maipo and La Confluencia.

According the World Atlas of the International Journal of Hydropower & Dams, the technically feasible hydropower potential in Chile is about 162.000 gigawatt hours per year.

The hydropower generation in Chile was 20.146 gigawatt hours in 2012.