Alstom wins Austrian hydro contract

Austria‘s Verbund Hydro Power has placed an order with Alstom for the renovation of two generators in the Kaprun Hauptstufe hydropower plant near Salzburg.

This work is intended to extend the service life and also increase the output of the M3 and M4 generators, with commissioning scheduled for April 2016.

The Kaprun Hauptstufe power station is part of a group of plants in the Kaprun valley.

The two generators in Hauptstufe Kaprun have an output of 100 MV each. Currently, the maximum power output of the power plant is 240 MW. Following the renovation, the total power output of the plant will increase to 270 MW.à‚ 

The Kaprun plant is a reservoir facility which has been generating power to cover peak load all-year round since 1952.

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