The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a $6 million contract to Andritz Hydro to refurbish the Unit 1 generator at Spring Creek hydro plant on Keswick Reservoir in northern California.
The generator rewind process includes replacement of the stator core and other components. Disassembly and reassembly of the rotating machinery will be accomplished by Reclamation's Northern California Area Office employees. The contract includes an option for the second unit at this two-unit facility for $4 million.
The Spring Creek Powerplant is a feature of the Trinity River Division of the Central Valley Project, with a combined generating capacity of 190 MW.
In other news, Andritz Hydro has won a US$40 million contract for the provision of floodgates and drainage systems for the Angostura hydropower project on the Biobio River in Chile, Chilean utility Colbun announced.
As part of the contract, Andritz Hydro will develop six floodgates over 17 meters in height and two drainage systems. The units will allow the management of water levels, Colbun reported.
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