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Mavel wins small hydro rehab in Finland

Mavel a.s. of the Czech Republic has signed two contracts to supply turbine-generators and related equipment for refurbishment of the 730-kW Alasorsakoski and 540-kW Ylasorsakoski hydroelectric projects in Finland.

Mavel said it signed the contracts October 18 with Vaasa Engineering Ltd., acting on behalf of project owner Savon Voima Oy.

The Czech firm is to supply a five-bladed vertical Kaplan turbine of 1,290 millimeters in diameter, generator, and hydraulic unit for Alasorsakoski. The project has a head of 10.4 meters, and a flow of 8 cubic meters per second.

Mavel is to supply a four-bladed vertical Kaplan of 1,290 millimeters in diameter, generator, and hydraulic unit for Ylasorsakoski, which has a head of 7.55 meters and a flow of 8 cms.

Both projects are to be completed by the end of October 2007.

Mavel said the contracts are the firm's second and third projects with the Finland-based Vaasa Engineering.

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