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Quem é a estatal chinesa que vai fazer Belo Monte funcionar

ALTAMIRA, BRAZIL - JUNE 16:   Brazilians bathe in the Xingu River near the area where the Belo Monte dam complex is under construction in the Amazon basin on June 16, 2012 in Altamira, Brazil. Belo Monte will be the world?s third-largest hydroelectric project and will displace up to 20,000 people while diverting the Xingu River and flooding as much as 230 square miles of rainforest.  The government says residents forced to relocate due to the dam will be compensated and that most will benefit from relocation. Opponents of the dam are skeptical of this claim. The controversial project is one of around 60 hydroelectric projects Brazil has planned in the Amazon to generate electricity for its rapidly expanding economy. While environmentalists and indigenous groups oppose the dam, many Brazilians support the project. The Brazilian Amazon, home to 60 percent of the world?s largest forest and 20 percent of the Earth?s oxygen, remains threatened by the rapid development of the country. The area is currently populated by over 20 million people and is challenged by deforestation, agriculture, mining, a governmental dam building spree, illegal land speculation including the occupation of forest reserves and indigenous land and other issues. Over 100 heads of state and tens of thousands of participants and protesters will descend on Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, later this month for the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development or ?Earth Summit?. Host Brazil is caught up in its own dilemma between accelerated growth and environmental preservation.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
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ALTAMIRA, BRAZIL - JUNE 16: Brazilians bathe in the Xingu River near the area where the Belo Monte dam complex is under construction in the Amazon basin on June 16, 2012 in Altamira, Brazil. Belo Monte will be the world?s third-largest hydroelectric project and will displace up to 20,000 people while diverting the Xingu River and flooding as much as 230 square miles of rainforest. The government says residents forced to relocate due to the dam will be compensated and that most will benefit from relocation. Opponents of the dam are skeptical of this claim. The controversial project is one of around 60 hydroelectric projects Brazil has planned in the Amazon to generate electricity for its rapidly expanding economy. While environmentalists and indigenous groups oppose the dam, many Brazilians support the project. The Brazilian Amazon, home to 60 percent of the world?s largest forest and 20 percent of the Earth?s oxygen, remains threatened by the rapid development of the country. The area is currently populated by over 20 million people and is challenged by deforestation, agriculture, mining, a governmental dam building spree, illegal land speculation including the occupation of forest reserves and indigenous land and other issues. Over 100 heads of state and tens of thousands of participants and protesters will descend on Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, later this month for the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development or ?Earth Summit?. Host Brazil is caught up in its own dilemma between accelerated growth and environmental preservation. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

A State Grid venceu, na última sexta-feira, o leilão pelos 2.000 quilômetros de transmissão para o escoamento da energia produzida na usina de Belo Monte.

O consórcio, que era composto também pela Eletrobras Furnas e a Eletrobras Eletronorte, ofereceu um deságio de 38%, o que deixou bem claro o quanto a estatal chinesa queria vencer.

Este, porém, é apenas um dos grandes investimentos que a State Grid vem fazendo no país. O Brasil foi o primeiro país fora da Ásia em que a empresa se aventurou e até hoje é a maior operação internacional da companhia.

Ao chegar ao Brasil, em 2010, a empresa já adquiriu sete companhias da antiga ACS e outra da Plena Transimissora, no valor de 989 milhões de dólares.

Em 2012, inaugurou sua sede no Rio de Janeiro a um investimento de 200 milhões de reais e anunciou um aporte de 5 milhões de dólares até 2015 no Brasil.

A companhia chinesa chegou a pensar em comprar o Grupo Rede Energia, mas a dívida elevada e uma série de intervenções nas estações da empresa por parte da ANEEL a fizeram desistir.

Segundo a própria State Grid, eles planejam continuar crescendo e, apesar de não descartarem alguma aquisição, estão focados em concessões. A companhia já possui hoje mais de 300 funcionários no Brasil e planeja aumentar este número.