Caterpillar Bringing Reliable Energy to the Brazilian Amazon

Dec 27, 2017 5:00 PM ET
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The nearly half million residents of Roraima, Boa Vista, are separated from the rest of Brazil by the nearly impenetrable Amazon rainforest.

Click here to learn how Oliveira Energia, Caterpillar and the local Cat dealer, Sotreq, got to work designing, constructing and commissioning the UTE Monte Cristo Thermal Power Plant with a capacity of 107 MW to serve 115,000 customers in Boa Vista and nine other municipalities in the state of Roraima.

“For many years, the power supply in Boa Vista was unreliable, impeding economic development throughout the region,” said Orsine Oliveira, president and chief executive officer of Oliveira Energia. “These Cat generator sets not only serve as a consistent, reliable source of power for local residents and businesses, they also deliver the stability that this region needs for lasting economic and social progress.”