Power Machines to manufacture equipment for Punta Negra hydro project in Argentina

Power Machines OJSC and Argentina’s UTE consortium have signed a contract for the supply of equipment for the construction of Argentina’s Punta Negra hydropower project, Power Machines announced.

The UTE consortium is the general contractor for the hydro project, which is to be built in San Juan province, reports indicate.

According to the terms and conditions of the contract, Power Machines is to manufacture and supply two 32-MW hydro turbines to Argentinian power engineers, including pre-turbine gate valves and governing equipment as well as two generators completed with excitation systems.

The first stage of equipment shipment, embedded turbine parts, is scheduled for the first quarter of 2012, and the last stage specifying shipment of the rest of the equipment for the first quarter of 2013.

The commissioning of Punta Negra HPP is expected at the end of 2015.

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Power Machines to equip blast-hit Baksanskaya hydro plant

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.

The financial details of the deal were not provided.

Under an agreement with Russian hydropower generating company RusHydro, Power Machines plans to supply different equipment for three hydropower units of the plant, as well as to provide installation services, Russian news agencies reported.

Following the installation, the plant’s capacity is expected to increase to 27 MW from the current 25 MW.

Located in the constituent republic of Kabardino-Balkaria, the Baksanskaya plant was damaged in a terrorist attack in July 2010.

Four armed people attacked the Baksanskaya hydropower station, government officials said in a statement. Attackers fatally shot security guards before laying several bombs in the turbine hall, wire services reported.

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