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1,191 kilometers of electricity transmission in Amazonas - | America

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Isolux Corsán has been awarded the sole tender for building and running 1,191 kilometers of 500 kV and 230 kV high voltage lines connecting Manaus, the capital of the State of Amazonas (Brazil), with the country's national grid and will allow the electricity produced by the Tucuruí hydro-electric power station to be fed into it.

Interconnecting Manaus to the national grid through the Amazon jungle.

This project, funded by the Banco de la Amazonía, is one of the most complex projects that Isolux Corsán has taken on, both because of its dimensions and because of the difficulties of the terrain, in the heart of the Amazon.

More than 4,000 professionals, mainly Brazilians, will take part in the building works, living in the 14 camps that have been built to house the site workers for however long their mission takes.

One of the features of this project is that Isolux Corsán is building two 295 metre high, 2,500 tonne pylons to cross the Amazon River. Another 70-kilometers stretch is in an area of swamp. The company will have to build the necessary components to raise the pylons that will carry the electricity transmission lines, from rafts built for the purpose. These are just some of the complex solutions that will enable the company to overcome the construction difficulties of this project in the heart of the jungle.

The new infrastructure has all the environmental permits, as well as an endangered flora and fauna rescue plan that is being rolled out by a team of biologists.

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  • Business category: Construction of T&D lines
  • Location: Amazonas | Brasil
  • Budget: €1.000 mn
  • Length: 1,191 km
  • Transmission capacity: 2,400 MW
  • Commissioning: 2012

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