Rendition of the main dam Belo Monte

China's State Grid Corp. to Build Long Transmission Line in Brazil

July 23, 2015
The US$2.2 billion line will be an 800kV, 2,550-kilometer-long link.

The State Grid Corp. of China has been awarded a contract to build and operate a second transmission line as part of Brazil's large Belo Monte hydroelectric power complex.

According to a report from HydroWorld, the US$2.2 billion line will be an 800kV, 2,550-kilometer-long link -- the country's longest -- that will run from the 11.2-GW Belo Monte in north Brazil to Rio de Janeiro in the southeast. The deal also includes the construction of two new substations.

The power line will be the second constructed by State Grid as part of the Belo Monte project. The first, awarded to a consortium led by the Chinese company last year, is expected to be complete in December 2017, while the most recent is scheduled for completion in December 2019, HydroWorld reported.

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