Voith wins contract for Colombian small hydro projects

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Voith Hydro has signed a contract to supply machinery and equipment for two small hydropower projects in Colombia’s northwestern Antioquia department.

The El Molino and San Matias hydroelectric plants will be built and operated by HMV Ingenieros. Each will have an installed capacity of 20 MW, Voith said.

The projects will be built in cascade form, meaning the same water that passes through the first plant will be reprocessed to produce power at the second downstream. Voith said the arrangement will “significantly reduce the environmental impact”.

Per its contract, Voith will supply four Francis horizontal turbines and four generators, in addition to governors, automation systems, and engineering, erection and commissioning supervision services.

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