Norte Energia, Brazil, has placed an order with an international consortium to commission equipment for a hydropower plant with a planned capacity of 11,230 MW/

Norte Energia, Brazil, has placed an order with an international consortium - composed of consortium leader Alstom, Andritz and Voith - to commission three Francis turbines and generators; 14 excitation systems for the main power house; six bulb turbines and six generators; all auxiliary equipment; and other hydro-mechanical equipment for the Pimental power house of the Belo Monte project.

With a planned capacity of 11,230 MW, Belo Monte will be the third largest hydropower plant in the world. First electricity generation is expected to start in 2014, and the project is scheduled to be completed in 2019.

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