Iberdrola, Voith agree to $34 million deal

Voith Hydro has received a contract to provide a turbine and generator for a new hydropower plant on the Rio Sil, a tributary of the Rio Mino River in Spain.

Under the $34.1 million deal, Voith has agreed to provide the Spanish utility Iberdrola a Francis Turbine, a vertical generator and a 32 meter long steel liner for San Esteban II, a 177-MW facility. The new unit is expected to begin commercial production by the end of 2012, Voith said.

“With this award, Iberdrola again expressed their trust in Voith Hydro’s technical solutions and capabilities,” said Martin Andrae, head of Voith Hydro’s German Operating Unit.

In March 2009, Voith received a contract to upgrade turbines for Spanish utility Union Fenosa S.A. (HydroWorld 3/23/09) Under that agreement, Voith will supply equipment for vertical Kaplan turbine upgrades in three powerhouses of the Rio Mino complex on the Mino River in Spain.

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