12.2.2003: Meldung: GE Hydro providing equipment to Brazil

GE Hydro is supplying three hydro turbines, generators and additional equipment to Campos Novos Energia S.A. for a new, 880-megawatt power plant in Campos Novos, Santa Catarina, Brazil.
Under the US$47.8 million contract, the equipment will be installed at the new Usina Hidreletrica Campos Novos facility along the Canoas River. Scheduled to enter service in 2006, the plant will provide power for the wholesale power market in Brazil.
In addition to three vertical Francis hydraulic turbines with 311 MVA vertical generators, GE Hydro is supplying a 230 kV station, penstock, hydromechanical equipment, overhead and gantry cranes, step-up transformers, electrical auxiliaries, a digital control and supervision system, relay protection, telecommunications and spillway observation systems. Engineering and design, purchasing, fabrication, transportation, erection supervision and commissioning supervision are also included in the contract.
GE Hydro Inepar, based in Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil, is manufacturing the equipment at two locations in Brazil, Sao Paulo and Curitiba. Shipment of the equipment began in August 2002 and will extend through November 2005. Unit 1 will begin commercial operation in January of 2006 with units 2 and 3 to follow in April and July of 2006, respectively.
Construcoes e Comercio Camargo Correa S.A. of Sao Paulo is the consortium leader for the project. Engevix Engenharia S.A. of Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil, is conducting the civil engineering and design of the power plant except for the intake and spillway, which will be provided by CNEC Engenharia S.A. of Sao Paulo.
GE Hydro, a unit of GE Power Systems, is a world leader in the supply of hydro turbines, generators and related electro-technical equipment for the hydropower production industry. Capabilities include complete wire-to-water solutions for new hydroelectric plants and refurbishment and service for existing plants.

About GE Power Systems

GE Power Systems (www.gepower.com) is one of the world"s leading suppliers of power generation technology, energy services and management systems with estimated 2002 revenues of nearly $23 billion. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, GE Power Systems provides equipment, services and management solutions across the power generation, oil and gas, distributed power and energy rental industries.

CONTACT: GE Power Systems, Atlanta
Dennis Murphy, 770/859-6948
Masto Public Relations
Ken Darling or Howard Masto, 518/786-6488
kenneth.darling@ps.ge.com or howard.masto@ps.ge.com

SOURCE: GE Power Systems
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