Voith Hydro to replace turbines at Fremont Canyon hydro project

The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a $3.1 million contract to supply two replacement turbine runners for the 66.8-MW Fremont Canyon hydroelectric project on the North Platte River in Wyoming.

Fremont Canyon and the 38-MW Glendo hydro project form the Glendo Unit of the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Project.

Reclamation seeks replacement of Unit 1 and 2 turbine runners at Fremont Canyon, including cones, coupling bolts, wear rings and shear pins. Work includes prototype performance design with complete computational fluid dynamic design of two stainless steel vertical Francis turbine runners.

In other news, Voith Hydro, as the leader in a consortium with Siemens Portugal, recently secured a EUR122 million (about US$161 million) contract from Energias de Portugal to supply the complete electromechanical equipment for two reversible pumped-storage units at Portugal’s Venda Nova III project.

The company will supply two pumped-storage units with variable speed, each with 380-MW rated power in turbine mode, two asynchronous motor generators with a rated capacity of 420 megavolt ampere and other equipment, EDP reported.

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