German utility awards turbine rehab contract at Wendefurth hydropower project

Vattenfall Europe Generation AG has awarded a contract to Stelba Hydro to refurbish pump-turbine sets at the 80-MW Wendefurth pumped-storage project in Germany’s Saxony-Anhalt State.

Vattenfall seeks refurbishment of 40-MW pumped-storage sets (PSS) A and B. Work is to include modification or refurbishment of turbine parts, corrosion protection, turbine covers, guide vanes, servo-actuators, rotary shaft seal and other parts.

The value of the contract was not disclosed.

In other news, Russian power engineering firm Power Machines plans to supply equipment to the Baksanskaya hydro plant in February 2012, wire reports indicate.

The plant was damaged during a terrorist attack last year.

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