Contracts awarded for extension of Austria’s 63-MW Hieflau

Verbund Austrian Hydro Power AG has awarded contracts to Austrian firms for design services, site supervision, and construction of an extension of the 63-MW Hieflau hydroelectric project on Austria’s Enns River.

Verbund awarded a contract for engineering design services for construction of civil works to Bernard Ingenieure. Bernard was one of four bidders for the work. (HNN 2/9/07)

The utility also awarded a contract for construction site supervision to ARGE Metz&Partner Baumanagement ZGmbh-Donau Consult &Erber ZT, one of two bidders for that work. Verbund awarded a contract for main construction work to Bietergemeinschaft Jager, Frutiger, Strabag, Schruns. The firm was chosen from among five bidders.

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.

Verbund also has solicited bids for refurbishment of two turbines and for diversion structure equipment at Hieflau. (HNN 2/28/08) Built in 1956, Hieflau has three 19.43-MW Francis turbines with three-phase synchronous generators.

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