Siemens to replace switchgear at Austria’s 23.5-MW Paternion

Verbund Austrian Hydro Power AG has awarded a contract to Siemens’ Austria unit for replacement of 20-kilovolt switchgear of the 23.5-MW Paternion hydroelectric project on Austria’s Drau River.

Verbund chose Siemens AG Osterreich from among three bidders to perform the work. (HNN 6/8/07)

Work includes disassembly of old switchgear and planning, design, supply, installation, testing, and start-up of 20 kV-SF6 switchgear for Paternion, which was built in 1988. The work is to be performed through March 2010.

The contract includes an option to supply similar equipment for two nearly identical projects on the Drau, 24.6-MW Villach, built in 1984, and 24.6-MW Kellerberg, built in 1985.

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