Poyry unit to design, supervise 480-MW Limberg 2

Finland’s Jakko Poyry Group Oyj announced its Poyry Energy business group received a 13 million euro (US$15.4 million) contract for detailed design and site supervision of the construction of the 480-MW Limberg 2 pumped-storage project in Austria.

Verbund Austrian Hydro Power plans to build an underground powerhouse as part of the Glockner Kaprun scheme, near the 240-MW Kaprun project. Employing the existing storage reservoirs of Mooserboden and Wasserfallboden, Limberg 2 is to include two 240-MW reversible vertical Francis pump-turbines. Construction is to be completed in 2012.

Jakko Poyry announced March 7 that its entire energy, forestry, and infrastructure business will be brought together under one brand, Poyry. It said all group companies would be named in a uniform manner, beginning with “Poyry.” Its energy business, whose units include several Electrowatt-Ekono companies, acquired 74.9 percent of Verbundplan GmbH of Austria in 2004. Verbund owns the remainder.

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