Alstom Hydro awarded €100m

Alstom Hydro has won two contracts worth more than €100m for the supply of hydropower equipment to power plants in Ecuador and Venezuela.

The first contract, awarded to an Alstom-led consortium by the Ecuadorian state-owned power supplier Hidropaute, is for turnkey supply of electrical and hydro-mechanical equipment for the 162MW new Mazar hydropower plant on Ecuador’s PauteRiver. The contract is worth €60m to the consortium, of which Alstom Hydro’s share is around €23m. Consortium members include Alstom Hydro Energia Brasil, Voith Siemens and Santos CMI.

Alstom Hydro is responsible for the supply, erection, supervision and commissioning of two 100MVA generators, control monitoring and instrumentation systems as well as hydro-mechanical equipment. The first unit is expected to be in commercial operation by April 2009.

The second contract, valued at around €80m was awarded by C.V.G. Electrificacion del Caroni C.A. (EDELCA), Venezuela’s largest supplier of hydroelectric power, for the refurbishment of four generating units at its Guri I power house, located in the city of Puerto Ordaz, Venezuela.

Alstom Hydro’s scope covers the complete refurbishment of 4 x 400MW Francis turbines and generators and associated hydro-mechanical equipment. The first unit is scheduled for commercial operation in the first quarter of 2009.