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Power Machines wins tender to build up major Baltic hydro plant

January 20, 2014, 18:26 UTC+3 MOSCOW
Russian mechanical engineering company has signed a contract to modernize hydro units N1 and N3 of the Baltic’s major hydroelectric power plant Plavinas in Latvia
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MOSCOW, January 20. /ITAR-TASS/. Russian mechanical engineering company Power Machines has won the tender and signed a contract to modernize hydro units N1 and N3 of the Baltic’s major hydroelectric power plant Plavinas in Latvia, the company reports without disclosing amount of the deal.

Under the deal Power Machines signed with the managing hydro plant Latvenergo having won the tender against Alstom Hydro France, Voith Hydro and Andritz Hydro GmbH, the Russian company is to carry out design works, hold tests and manufacture and supply equipment for upgrading two hydro turbines and hydro generators and ancillary equipment, as well as to provide assembly, tune-up and approval test services. Modernization should boost each unit’s capacity from 85 to 98 MW. The renewed units are to be commissioned in March 2016 and March 2017 respectively.

Plavinas power plant is the Baltic region’s major hydro plant with a capacity of 868.5 MW on the Daugava River in Latvia.

Power Machines is a large Russian mechanical engineering company manufacturing, supplying, assembling, servicing and modernizing equipment for thermal, nuclear, hydraulic and gas turbine electric power stations. The company is entirely owned by Russian business tycoon Alexey Mordashov’s companies.

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