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Alstom Hydro to equip India's 500-MW Teesta 6

Developer Lanco Infra Tech Ltd. has awarded a contract to Alstom Hydro of France to supply four turbine-generators and other equipment for the 500-MW Teesta Stage 6 hydroelectric project on the Teesta River in India's Sikkim State.

Alstom said July 10, 2009, that the 40 million euro (US$55.7 million) contract includes design, engineering, installation, testing, and commissioning of four 125-MW Francis turbines, generators, main inlet valves, and control and protection systems. The work is to be performed by Alstom's Vadodara, India, facility.

Lanco awarded contracts in 2008 to Hindustan Construction Co. Ltd. (HCC) for civil construction. (HydroWorld 10/22/08) HCC received a 3.6 billion rupee (US$73.8 million) contract to build twin headrace tunnels and a 3.03 billion rupee (US$62 million) contract for construction of powerhouse and transformer caverns, two surge shafts, four pressure shafts, two tailrace tunnels, headrace tunnels, and switchyard civil works.


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