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Levallois-Perret, Hauts-de-Seine, France, 2014/05/28 - In June, Alstom will conclude the installation of its first set of Kaplan solutions for the Generator Unit 1 of Santo Antônio do Jari plant, located on Jari river, in the Amazon region - Alstom.com. FR0010220475; ALO
The plant is a project of EDP in Brazil, with 373.4 MW power, and will have its first Generator Unit in August, with the full commissioning of all 3 Generator Units by the end of 2014.
The set of solutions was completely manufactured in Brazil, where Alstom has one of the largest units of the hydro market in the world. It is important to stress that the Kaplan hydro turbines of the project were specifically designed to respond to the challenging operational conditions of Santo Antônio do Jari. This type of turbine will be the focus of the recently opened hydro Global Technology Center (GTC), also installed in Taubaté.
The company’s scope also includes the supply of Kaplan generators, hydromechanical and lifting equipment, DCS (digital control system), engineering works, installation, assembly, supervision and commissioning for the three generator units of the plant.
Currently, Alstom’s team is in final phase of manufacture of the components at the factory, and is also advancing on the assembly activities for Generator Unit nº1.
Alstom participates of the project in consortium with Brazilian engineering companies CESBE and Areva Koblitz, who signed an EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) contract with Amapá Energia Consortium to supply equipment to the new hydro plant.
Alstom (alstom.com) is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides turnkey integrated power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy sources, including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The Group employs 93,000 people in around 100 countries. It had sales of over €20 billion and booked €21.5 billion in orders in 2013/14.