Unit upgrade sought for Sweden’s 70-MW Langstrommen

Fortum Generation AB invites applications for pre-qualification to renovate and upgrade a turbine-generator at the 70-MW Langstrommen hydroelectric project in Ljusnan on Sweden’s Ljusnan River. Responses are due April 24.

Fortum seeks a new turbine of about 29 MW for a head of 30 meters and maximum flow of 110 cubic meters per second. It also seeks refurbishment of a generator with new stator and rotor poles to about 32 MVa, ll kV.

Fortum issued a similar invitation for pre-qualification last year. (HNN 9/8/06) In 2004, it awarded contracts to GE Energy for a replacement turbine and to Power Machines of Russia for a new generator stator, assembly devices, and spare parts for upgrade of one of the project’s three generators.

Pre-qualification documents may be obtained from the address below. Applications for pre-qualification, in English or Swedish, are due by April 24. Fortum plans to invite bids about May 8 from a short-list of three to eight firms.

For information, contact Fortum Generation AB, Fortum Service HPS, Box 549, Attn.: Magnus Evensson, S-831 27 Ostersund, Sweden; (46) 63-551206; Fax: (46) 63-130070; E-mail: magnus.evensson@fortum.com.

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