Utility EB selects supplier for Dovikfoss hydropower plant equipment repairs

European utility Energiselskapet Buskerud (EB) has selected Alstom to repair and refurbish the existing generator at the 25-MW Dovikfoss hydropower plant in Norway.

The US$5.2 million contract is intended to limit the loss of energy production due to the spilling of water, Alstom (LSE: ALO) said, with dismantling work having started in May and the reassembly to be complete by June 2015.

“The hydropower plant is important for our energy supply in this region and we have chosen Alstom because of their competitive offer and their experience and expertise from similar types of projects,” EB Vice President of Production Erik Andersen said.

Dovikfoss, completed in 1975, is located in the southeastern part of Norway and uses a head into the Drammenselva River.

Alstom has previously provided work on EB’s 88-MW Kaggefoss and 48-MW Mykstufoss hydroelectric plants.

“This contract shows our commitment to the Norwegian hydro market,” Alstom executive Eric Staurset said.

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Michael Harris formerly was Editor for HydroWorld.com.

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