German engineering services company, Voith, has secured a supply agreement for hydroelectric power projects with a total capacity of 40 MW in Colombia, which it says will significantly reduce environmental impact at the site.

Voith will supply four Francis horizontal turbines and four generators alongside governors, automation systems, and engineering, erection and commissioning supervision services to the plants located in Antioquia.

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The El Molino and San Matias hydroelectric plants have a capacity of 20MW each. These projects will be built and operated by HMV Ingenieros, according to HydroWorld.com.

The two hydro projects are planned to be built in cascade form, under which the same water that passes through the first plant will be reprocessed to produce power at the second downstream.

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