Brazil hydro facility adds 75 MW hydropower turbine
The turbine is the 38th of 50 due to begin operating at the complex by 2015
The turbine is the 38th of 50 due to begin operating at the complex by 2015, according to federal gazette Diário Oficial da União.
Located in Rondônia state, Jirau is being built alongside the 3.15 GW Santo Antônio plant on the Madeira River.
The federal government says the mega-complex is vital to helping Brazil meet future power demand, which is expected to grow by 7 GW/y until 2020.
Jirau's operating consortium Energia Sustentável do Brasil comprises GDF Suez (40 percent), Mitsui (20 percent), Eletrosul (20 percent) and Chesf (20 percent).