Austria utility seeks quality assurance for 480-MW Limberg 2

Verbund Austrian Hydro Power seeks bids for oversight of equipment installation at the 480-MW Limberg 2 pumped-storage project in Austria. Bids are due April 5.

Verbund plans to build 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 quality assurance services for generating equipment and water diversion equipment during project execution. The contract is to run from 2007-2011.

In 2006, Verbund 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. (HNN 12/6/06) Siemens AG Osterreich is to supply switchgear. Andritz said commissioning of the first 240-MW unit is scheduled for autumn 2011, with full commercial operation in March 2012.

Bid documents may be obtained until noon March 29. Bids, in German, are due by noon April 5.

For information, contact Richard Schmied, Verbund Austrian Hydro Power AG, Am Hof 6a, A-1010 Vienna, Austria; (43) 50313-33784; Fax: (43) 50313-133784; E-mail:; Internet:

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