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November 3, 2021

Belo Monte, Brazil

By Carmen

Belo Monte is an 11,233.08MW hydro power project. It is located on Xingu river/basin in Para, Brazil. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. The project construction commenced in 2011 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2016.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 11,233.08 11,233.08 Active Para, Brazil Norte Energia

Description

The project is developed and owned by Norte Energia. The company has a stake of 100%.

Belo Monte is a run-of-river project. The gross head and net head of the project are 91m and 87m respectively. The project generated 38,790 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $26,000m.

Belo Monte (Primary Power House – Active) consists of 12 units of francis turbines with 611.11MW nameplate capacity.

Belo Monte (Primary Power House -Active) consists of 6 units of francis turbines with 611.11MW nameplate capacity.

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The Belo Monte (Primary Power House – Active) has 12 electric generators installed at the site. The generator capacity is 679 MVA.

The Belo Monte (Primary Power House -Active) has 6 electric generators installed at the site. The generator capacity is 679 MVA.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2011 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2016.

Contractors Involved

Belo Monte (Pimental Power House) is equipped with Andritz Hydro bulb turbines. The phase consists of 6 turbines with 38.85MW nameplate capacity.

Andritz Hydro supplied 6 electric generators for the Belo Monte (Pimental Power House). The generator capacity is 40.9 MVA.

Centrais Eletricas do Norte do Brasil is the O&M contractor for the hydro power project.

About Norte Energia

Norte Energia SA is a providerof power genertation services. The Company distributes, generates, and transmits electricity. It is headqaurtered in Brasilia,Brazil, the US.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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