Suez Environnement subsidiary, Degremont, has been awarded two operation contracts in Brazil.

Tractebel Energia, a subsidiary of GDF SUEZ, awarded the contracts to operate the water cycle facilities at the Jorge Lacerda thermoelectric complex and the Lages bioenergy plant in Santa Catarina State, Brazil. The contracts are valued at $5.4m over a 4-year period.

Jorge Lacerda coal power plant
Process water is key to the power generation process and is used in steam turbine or cooling towers.

The water facilities include four power boilers, cooling tower systems, air conditioning systems, two water treatment plants and two demineralization plants.

With an installed capacity of 857 MW, the Jorge Lacerda thermoelectric complex is the largest coal burning thermoelectric complex in Latin America. The Lages bioenergy plant is fuelled with biomass and reaches an installed capacity of 28 MW and 25t/h of steam generation.

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