MARSEILLES, Ill. 3/8/12 (PennWell) — Mavel has been selected to provide four Pit Kaplan turbines for the new Marseilles Hydroelectric Power Plant.
The 10.26-MW facility, owned by the Marseilles Land & Water Company (MLWC), will be located on the Illinois River at a site originally occupied by a paper mill and power plant that ceased operations in the late 1950s.
MLWC obtained a license from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in December 2011. The contract was signed in January.
The hydropower plant will operate at 17 feet of head and utilize an average flow of 9,600 cubic feet per second, according to a release.
In addition to operating facilities, MLWC will also construct a 2-acre wetlands preserve and FERC-mandated recreational facilities.
Commissioning of this plant is expected in the fourth quarter of 2013.
Mavel is also completing work on several South Korean projects and recently won a contract for the Czech Republic’s 4.59-MW Libechov hydropower plant.