Austria utility seeks switchgear to extend 63-MW Hieflau

Verbund Austrian Hydro Power AG seeks bids for switchgear for an extension of the 63-MW Hieflau hydroelectric project. Bids are due June 23.

In May, Verbund awarded contracts to Austrian firms for design services, site supervision, and construction of the extension of Hieflau on Austria’s Enns River. (HNN 5/7/08) Built in 1956, Hieflau has three Francis turbines with three-phase synchronous generators.

Verbund plans work to include construction of fish passage, an intake extension, power station, restructuring and extension of a canal, and restructuring of a surge tank, plus coordination with electrical and mechanical engineering.

The current solicitation seeks bids for design, production, supply, installation, and startup of switchgear for two 3.8-MW pump drives with an option of including new drive motors.

Bid documents may be obtained from Verbund Management Service GmbH, Attn.: Edmund Posch, Ankerstrasse 6, A-8054 Graz, Austria; (43) 5-031338078; Fax: (43) 5-0313138078; E-mail: Bids, in German, are due by noon June 23 to the same address.

For information, contact Verbund Austrian Hydro Power AG, Attn.: Wolfgang Kaiser, E-Werkstrasse 149, A-8120 Deutschfeitritz, Austria; (43) 5-031337832; Fax: (43) 5-0313137832; E-mail:; Internet:


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