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Mavel wins equipment contracts for South Korea small hydropower plants

Mavel, a.s. has signed contracts to provide hydraulic design, turbines and related technology for five South Korea small hydro plants, Mavel announced. Mavel is providing 11 turbines that will have a combined installed capacity of about 16.3 megawatts.

Mavel's work will relate to South Korea's Four Rivers Project, which is a program to provide for the regulation of four major rivers and the construction of 16 hydroelectric power plants, Mavel reported. Mavel's contracts are for the Yipo, Gangjeong, Hapcheon, Nakdan and Seungcheon hydro plants.

For all projects, Mavel's scope includes turbines, hydraulic units and gearboxes. The commissioning of the projects is expected during the second half of 2011, Mavel reported. The projects are owned by K-Water. Mavel is a subcontractor to EPC contractors for all five contracts.

In other news, Mavel recently announced that the commissioning of the 11.3-MW Upper Clowhom Hydroelectric Power Plant in Canada, for which Mavel provided a turbine and other equipment, was successfully completed.

The new hydroelectric plant, located on the Clowhom River in British Columbia, utilizes one Mavel vertical Pelton turbine with inside runner diameter of 1,700 mm. Mavel´s scope also included a synchronous generator, valves and site advisory services for installation, commissioning and testing.

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