Andritz VA Tech Hydro builds generators for 480-MW Limberg 2

Verbund Austrian Hydro Power has awarded a contract to Andritz VA Tech Hydro to design, manufacture, and install two motor-generators and excitation systems for the 480-MW Limberg 2 pumped-storage project in Austria.

Verbund plans to build an underground powerhouse as part of the Glockner Kaprun scheme, near the 240-MW Kaprun project. The pumped-storage project will employ the existing storage reservoirs of Mooserboden and Wasserfallboden.

Andritz Group said commissioning of the first 240-MW unit is scheduled for autumn 2011, with commercial operation set for March 2012.

Andritz said the motor-generator contract and an earlier contract to VA Tech Hydro to supply steel tunnel linings of the pressure shaft and the high-head manifold total 60 million euros (US$76.28 million). (HNN 9/19/06)

Verbund recently awarded a contract to Siemens AG Osterreich to supply switchgear for the project. (HNN 11/30/06)

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