Alstom to supply turbines for Angostura hydro project in Chile

Chilean utility Colbun has signed a US$123 million contract with France’s Alstom for three turbines for the Angostura hydropower project being developed in Chile, wire services reported.

As part of the contract, Alstom will provide Colbun with two 136-MW turbines and one 48-MW turbine, Business News Americas reported.

The 320-MW Angostura hydropower project is planned for Chile’s Biobio River in southern region VIII. Colbun expects the US$420 million project to be online in early 2013.

In other news, Alstom Power Inc. recently won a $2.18 million contract to rewind main generator Unit 3 at the 810-MW Lower Granite hydroelectric project on the Snake River in Washington.

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