Odebrecht Infrastructure - Brazil – responsible for building the Teles Pires Hydroelectric Power Plant (HPP) at the border between the states of Pará and Mato Grosso – is awaiting the rotor for the first of five turbines to be installed at the development.
Manufactured in the rural São Paulo city of Taubaté, the 267-ton equipment with a diameter of 8.5 meters will arrive to the construction site using highway, maritime and waterway transport, traversing three countries before reaching Brazil. It is estimated that the part will reach its final destination in March.
The rotor will continue along highways until reaching Santos Port located on the São Paulo coast, where it will be loaded onto a ship until reaching Nueva Palmeira in Uruguay and then continue on a barge along the Paraguay-Paraná water, crossing Argentina and Paraguay until arriving to the municipality of Cáceres in Mato Grosso. It will travel by highway along the last stretch until reaching the construction site.
With investments of R$ 4 billion, the Teles Pires HPP will have 1,820 MW of installed capacity. Currently, Odebrecht Infrastructure - Brazil has approximately 4,500 Members working to build the hydroelectric power plant.