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Voith wins turbine rehab contract for Sackingen hydropower project in Germany

Germany's Rheinkraftwerk Sackingen AG has awarded Voith Hydro a contract for refurbishment of four turbines of the 73.6-MW Sackingen hydroelectric project on the Rhine River.

The hydro project operator seeks disassembly and complete refurbishment of the four 18.4-MW turbines, each a Kaplan unit of 7.4 meters in diameter. Work includes renewal of all wearing parts, machine automation, governors, static excitation and protection equipment.

One unit per year is to be renovated from October 2011 through August 2015.

The Sackingen run-of-river hydro plant is one of several undergoing rehabilitation in the Rhine system.

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