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Transformer contract awarded for Poland's 160.2-MW Wloclawek

STRASZYN, Poland 12/2/11 (PennWell) -- Polish utility Energa Hydro Sp. z.o.o. has awarded a contract to ABB Sp. z.o.o. for a replacement transformer block at the 160.2-MW Wloclawek hydroelectric project on Poland's Wisla River.

Energa took bids for the work in July. Energa Hydro operates Wloclawek, 44 small hydropower plants, and 156-MW Zydowo pumped-storage project.

ABB Sp., of Warsaw, Poland, received a contract valued at 2.4 million zlotys (US$737,960) for the work.

The contractor is to deliver, install, and commission a replacement 72-megavolt-ampere transformer Block 3 for a Kaplan turbine-generator. The work is to be completed in 270 months.

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