Hydropower deal

Alstom Hydro has signed a contract with Electro Generadora del Austro (Elecaustro) to provide key equipment for a hydropower plant in Ecuador.


Alstom Hydro has signed a contract with Electro Generadora del Austro (Elecaustro) to provide key equipment for the Ocaña hydropower plant in Ecuador.


The plant is to be located in Ecuador’s southwestern province of Cañar.


Under the terms and conditions of the contract, worth almost €9m (£7.6m), Alstom Hydro will supply two turbine/generator units to the new plant. Each unit will consist of one 13.4MW vertical pelton turbine and the associated generator. Other key equipment includes speed governors, safety valves, excitation and protection systems, spare parts and special erection tools.


Alstom Hydro’s facilities in Barcelona and Bilbao will be in charge of the engineering and manufacturing of the equipment, which will be delivered over the next two years.


Locally, the project will generate approximately 200 jobs during the construction and around 25 during the operation and maintenance period.


Alstom Hydro is already part of a consortium that is providing the complete hydro-electromechanical package for the Paute Mazar hydropower project, for which it is manufacturing the two generators.