Austria regional utility Energie Steiermark has awarded a contract to Andritz Hydro to supply electro-mechanical equipment for construction of the 20-MW Gossendorf and 20-MW Kalsdorf hydroelectric projects on the Mur River south of Graz.
Andritz said July 9, 2009, that it received orders totaling 28 million euros (US$39 million) to supply a total of four bulb turbines with runner diameters of 3.6 meters, plus generators, governors, and excitation systems. The units are to be designed for flows of 100 cms and heads of 11.11 meters.
STEWEAG-STEG GmbH, a subsidiary of Energie Steiermark, took bids to equip the projects, which are being built by Energie Steiermark and Verbund Austrian Hydro Power AG. (HydroWorld 4/24/08)
Verbund and Steweag-Steg also are cooperating to build the 9.5-MW Gratkorn and 11.4-MW Stubing hydropower projects on the Mur north of Graz. (HydroWorld 7/7/08) Other plants on the Mur include 14.5-MW Gabersdorf (HydroWorld 6/12/08), 21-MW Pernegg (HydroWorld 3/23/09), and 14.5-MW Gralla. (HydroWorld 10/9/07)