- Itaipu Dam is Starting a Global Modernization, Replacing Obsolete Equipment by More Advanced Technologies
- The GE Consortium Will Provide Electrical Equipment for the 24 Overhead Cranes and Gantries Needed to Lift Heavy Equipment for the Plant Revamp
- GE’s Contribution Will Guarantee a 20-Year Extension of the Cranes’ Operating Lifetime
PARIS—14 November 2018—The GE (NYSE: GE) consortium, established by GE Power and CIE Sociedad Anonima, has been chosen by Itaipu Binacional to provide electrical equipment for the early stages of the modernization project of the Itaipu Dam.
Located at the border between Brazil and Paraguay, reaching nearly 200 meters high and 8 kilometers long, the Itaipu Dam has a total power generation capacity of 14 gigawatts, enough to meet 75 percent of total Paraguay electricity needs and about 15 percent of Brazil at the same time.