The FURNAS' Technology Services and Support Management (GST.E), located in Aparecida de Goiânia (GO), includes an internationally recognized Civil Engineering Technology Center that has provided services to more than 30 power plant construction projects in 19 countries across five continents.
The technology center in Goiânia, a benchmark in dam construction research, has been ISO 9001 certified since 1996 and certified by the National Institute of Metrology and Industrial Quality (Inmetro) since 1994. Their researches defines and streamlines the use of materials, reducing costs and improving power plant performance, safety and durability.
The center has worked on over 150 hydroelectric projects in Brazil alone, providing services that range from studies on soil and rock mechanics, concrete durability tests and technologies, dam safety and operating procedures, equipment calibration and assessment, as well as studies on scale models.
Innovation and research GST.E’s main activities. Since 2002, the center has Carried out several research and development (R&D) projects correlating the inherent materials characteristics with energy venture performance throughout their working life.