Voith double at Himalayan hydro

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    Francis-turbine-credit-VoithGermany-based Voith has won two equipment supply orders totalling €23m at hydropower plants in the Himalayas.

    The contracts cover the Rasuwaghadi facility in Nepal and the Salal plant in India. At Rasuwaghadi Voith will supply three 37MW vertical Francis turbines, generators and automation systems, plus balance-of-plant equipment.

    The project is in the north of Nepal, around 150km from capital Kathmandu, and is being developed by the Rasuwaghadi Hydropower Company, a subsidiary of state-owned Nepal Electricity Authority.

    At Salal, which is located on the river Chenab in northern India, Voith will cover supply and service works for installation of six new runners.

    The refurbishment of the units, originally installed between 1987 and 1995, follows erosion damage caused by the silt-prone waters of the Himalayan rivers. The runners will be manufactured at Voith Hydro’s workshop in Vadodara, India.

    Image: the Nepal deal covers three Francis turbines (Voith)

    Source : Renewal Energy News