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Modernization at Tungatinah hydropower station in Australia begins

Work has begun on the $60 million modernization of the Tungatinah hydroelectric power station, Hydro Tasmania reported.

The project involves the replacement of the turbine and control system on three of the five generators at Tungatinah, together with the refurbishment of many other components. Approximately 25 people will be working on site at Tungatinah for the majority of the next three years.

Site works are under way to upgrade the first of three generators at the station. This is the culmination of over three years of planning and procurement, with the generator expected back in service at the end of June next year.

Major equipment for the project has been designed and manufactured in France by Alstom Hydro with the local implementation of the works supported by Alstom's operation based at Moonah.

The Tungatinah power station, comprising five 25-MW generators, was constructed during the early 1950s. It lies on the Nive River and is located just off the Lyell Highway.

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