French engineering giant Alstom (Euronext: ALO) is to supply equipment for the transmission systems that will serve several future hydropower plants in Brazil, including the 1820 MW Teles Pires.

Alstom has signed a EUR40m ($54m) contract with Matrincha Transmissora de Energia, which is a joint venture of Brazilian utility Copel and State Grid China Corporation, SeeNews reports.

Alstom’s grid division will supply 500 kV high-voltage equipment for the Paranaita, Claudia, Paranatinga and Ribeiraozinho substations of the Teles Pires transmission system, which will transport electricity from hydropower plants located in the central Mato Grosso state to Brazil’s Southeast.

The equipment will be manufactured and delivered locally from Alstom’s Canoas and Itajuba facilities.

The project is due for commissioning in July 2014.

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