GE to lead $50 million power project

GE Industrial Systems has secured a $50 million contract with Enelpower do Brazil to lead a project aimed at improving electric power transmission in Brazil.

The project is part of a larger effort to strengthen the inter-regional power transfer capability in Brazil and ultimately help alleviate power shortages in the North Eastern regions of Brazil.

GE will lead a consortium with Camargo Correa Equipamentos e Sistemas SA, one of the largest engineering and construction companies in Brazil, to complete the project by the end of October 2003.

The consortium will supply new Extra High Voltage (EHV) electrical power transmission substations and fixed as well as thyristor-controlled series compensation (TCSC) systems. In addition, they will provide field-testing, training and maintenance services.

‘GE is committed to working with Enelpower do Brazil to strengthen power delivery to the people of Brazil,’ said Lloyd Trotter, president and CEO, GE Industrial Systems. ‘GE is pleased to be able to work together with Enelpower to provide electrical control and protection systems, bringing peace of mind to Brazilian consumers.’

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