Belo Monte Hydropower Plant and Diversion Canal, Brazil
Special Award 2021
for a project of national importance to the people of Brazil
Client: Norte Energia S.A.
Project Managers: Intertechne Consultores S.A.
This canal is a milestone in the sustainable development of large infrastructure projects in regions where social and environmental factors are mandatory
It is the largest hydropower generation canal in the world
The works relied on the continuous involvement of the designer, national and international consultants, builders, public agents, and the owners
It proves that both engineering and sustainable development can and should go hand-in-hand
”Major positive impact to those who live nearby”
“60 million people benefit from the power”
“Impressive way of retaining existing indigenous settlements”
Our first ever special award, made to this project of national importance to the people of Brazil