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Manso gets ready to generate

The first of the four generating units for the Manso hydroelectric power project in Mato Grosso, Brazil, have been erected successfully, according to Impsa Hydro.

The erection work took five months and required 15 people to install the 15t generator, which is 6.5m in diameter and 1.5m high.

Impsa’s involvement in the project included design, man- ufacturing, transport, erection supervision and commissioning tests for the turbines and generators. Impsa also supplied hydromechanical equipment, control and automation systems and electrical and mechanical associated systems for the project.

The first 53.6MW unit is expected to start operating on 30 November 2000, a month earlier than scheduled.