Photographer's Note

Information from the Itaipu official website:

The total volume of concrete used in the construction of the plant would be sufficient to build 210 football stadiums like that of Maracanã, in Rio de Janeiro.

The iron and steel used would allow the construction of 380 Eiffel Towers.

The maximum flow of the Itaipu spill corresponds to 40 times the average flow rate of the Iguaçu Falls.

The flow of two turbines of Itaipu is equivalent to the total of the Iguaçu Falls

The height of the main dam (196 meters) is equivalent to the height of a 65-storey building.

Brazil would have to burn 536 thousand barrels of oil per day to obtain the same energy production from Itaipu in thermoelectric plants.

The volume of excavations of earth and rock in Itaipu is 8.5 times superior to the one of the Eurotunel and the volume of concrete used was of 15 times greater.

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