Enel Green Power (EGP) and Voith have signed a three-year umbrella contract for the supply of turbine governor modernization services across EGP’s global hydropower fleet.
EGP’s goal is to modernize its power plants with new governors across the Americas and Europe.
Voith says it will deliver, install and commission both digital and hydraulic control systems.
According to a press release, the agreement involves the technical alignment on a globally consistent basis for a product specification, which can then be adapted locally.
The umbrella contract provides a basis for planning modernization investments as well.
Local EGP affiliates in 13 countries are expected to incorporate the framework agreement, where over the next three years there will be a need for modernization of governors.
EGP is the renewables arm of multinational power company the Enel Group, which is dedicated to the development and operation of renewable power facilities across the world, with a presence in Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and Oceania. EGP has a managed capacity of about 46 GW across a generation mix that includes wind, solar, geothermal and hydropower.
Voith says it has experience with more than 18,000 governors supplied since the late 19th century.