Austria utility seeks protection equipment for 480-MW Limberg 2

Verbund Austrian Hydro Power seeks bids for supply of electrical protection equipment for the 480-MW Limberg 2 pumped-storage project in Austria. Bids are due January 25.

Verbund is building an underground powerhouse containing two motor-generators as part of the Glockner Kaprun scheme, near the 240-MW Kaprun project. Limberg 2 is to employ the existing storage reservoirs of Mooserboden and Wasserfallboden.

The hydro operator seeks bids for either or both of two lots: one for two sets of generator and transformer protection, and one for 400-kilovolt bus bar protection and circuit breaker mechanisms. The contract is to run from 2008-2012.

In October, Verbund awarded a contract to Hans Kunz GmbH of Austria to supply safety shut-off valves and slidegate valve chamber equipment. (HNN 10/18/07) In 2006, it awarded contracts to Andritz VA Tech Hydro to supply the two motor-generators, excitation systems, and steel tunnel linings of the pressure shaft and the high-head manifold. Commissioning of the first 240-MW unit was scheduled for autumn 2011, with full commercial operation in March 2012.

Bid documents may be obtained from the address below until January 18. Bids, in German, are due January 25.

For information, contact Hd. von Ing. Albert Seiwald, Verbund Austrian Hydro Power AG, Am Hof 6a, A-1010 Vienna, Austria; (43) 50313-33787; Fax: (43) 50313-133787; E-mail: albert.seiwald@verbund.at; Internet: www.verbund.at.

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