Engie Wins Concession Contracts for Two Brazilian Power Plants

By Max BernhardFeaturesDow Jones Newswires

Engie SA (ENGI.FR) said Thursday it won concession contracts for two Brazilian hydropower plants for a total of around 950 million euros ($1.12 billion).

The French company said it won concession contracts from the Brazilian government for two plants located in Brazil. The concessions are valid for a 30-year period and will strengthen Engie's position as the largest private energy producer in Brazil, the company said.

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"These contracts are a tremendous success that represent a great growth opportunity for Engie, in line with the group ambition to develop low carbon power production," said Mauricio Baehr, chief executive of Engie Brazil.

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September 28, 2017 12:24 ET (16:24 GMT)