EDF awards generator work for France’s 240-MW La Rance tidal

Electricite de France (EDF) has awarded a contract for maintenance services for the 24 10-MW generators of the world’s largest operating tidal power plant, 240-MW La Rance.

EDF awarded a contract to Alstom Hydro France for a three-year master agreement for electro-technical services on stators and rotors of La Rance’s generators. (HNN 5/3/07)

La Rance has been operating since 1966 in the La Rance River estuary. Its bulb turbine-generators are 5.35 meters in diameter and weigh 470 tons.

Alstom previously received a contract to supply replacement governors for eight turbine-generator sets at La Rance. (HNN 8/29/07)

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