Turbine rehab awarded for Sweden’s 9-MW Edsforsen

Hydropower operator Fortum Generation AB has awarded a contract to a Slovenian firm to refurbish two turbines at the 9-MW Edsforsen hydroelectric project on Sweden’s Klaralven River.

Fortum named Litostroj E.I. of Slovenia to supply two new Kaplan turbine runners and to perform related refurbishment work at Edsforsen, which was built in 1949. (HNN 9/28/07)

Work is to include design and equipment for refurbishing the vertical shaft units, with new runners, new inner head covers, new turbine shafts, and other parts. Work is to be performed in 2010 and 2011.

Fortum also pre-qualified companies to supply generator components for refurbishment of Edsforsen. (HNN 10/23/07)

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