Global engineering and consulting firm Poyry has been awarded contracts by Austrian utility Verbund for the provision of engineering services and for site supervision during construction of the 430-MW Reisseck II pumped-storage hydro plant in Austria.
The overall value for Poyry in the two contracts amounts to about 9.2 million euros (US$11.26 million). Prior to these contracts, Poyry executed the tender and approval design for the Reisseck II hydroelectric power plant.
Recently, Poyry was awarded a surveying contract for the Limmern pumped-storage hydropower plant in Switzerland. The services comprise all geodetic surveying tasks during the construction period lasting until 2015.
Kraftwerke Linth-Limmern AG is developing the 1,000-MW Limmern project in Linthal Valley in eastern Switzerland. The plant is being built to provide electricity during periods of peak demand and to help further develop Switzerland's low-carbon power generation.
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