Capacity of 3,300-MW Jirau hydro project in Brazil to expand

The Energia Sustentavel do Brasil consortium developing the Jirau hydro project in Brazil's northern state of Rondonia plans to boost the capacity of the project by 300 MW, wire services reported.

Six new turbines will be added to the original project, bringing the total number of turbines to be installed to 50, developers told Business News Americas.

The expansion awaits the approval of the utility sector regulator Aneel.

The project was initially expected to cost 10 billion reais (US$5.7 billion), but the amount will be reviewed once the expansion is approved.

The Jirau hydro project is set to launch operations in March 2012.

In other news, Santo Antonio Energia aims to launch commercial operations at the 3,150-MW Santo Antonio hydropower project in Brazil by December 2011, a spokesperson for the firm told wire services.

The hydro plant is being built on the Madeira River in the Amazon region. Construction is now 29 percent complete, according to reports.

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