Alstom wins €20m contract for Norway hydro refurbishment

Alstom, the power engineering and transport infrastructure group, today announced it had won a €20m contract to provide equipment to the Tyin power plant located in western Norway as part of an overhaul which is due to be completed in August 2004.

The contract was signed earlier in the week with Norwegian IPP, Hydro Aluminium ASA. A separate service contract with Alstom is also under preparation.

The new Tyin power plant is to replace an existing hydropower plant, and will utilize a net hydraulic head of 1034m. The estimated total production after the refurbishment is 1460 GWh, which represents an increase in production of 15 per cent.

The scope of supply includes generators (2 x 220MVA) and electrical BoP that covers transformers, HV cables, MV switchgear, LV switchgear, ALSPA controls systems, as well as electrical auxiliary and communications systems. The equipment will be supplied from Alstom’s hydro units in Norway and Switzerland.

Also said that a number of other new projects within the Norwegian hydro market were under evaluation.

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