Transformer contract awarded for Austria’s 63-MW Hieflau

Verbund Austrian Hydro Power AG has awarded a contract to a German firm to supply a transformer to the 63-MW Hieflau hydroelectric project on Austria’s Enns River.

Verbund awarded a contract to Starkstrom-Geratebau Ges.m.b.H to supply a 110-kilovolt, three-phase alternating current transformer with an option to supply a second unit. Work includes construction, installation, and start up. The German firm was one of two bidders for the work.

Verbund previously awarded a contract to Urbas Maschinenfabrik GmbH for supply and installation of diversion structure equipment for an extension of Hieflau. (HNN 8/15/08)

Built in 1956, Hieflau has three Francis turbines with three-phase synchronous generators. Verbund plans extension of Hieflau including 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.

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