PRAGUE, Czech Republic 4/23/12 (PennWell) -- Voith Hydro has signed a contract with Metrostav a.s. and Zakladani staveb a.s. as general contractor for electromechanical equipment at the Steti hydropower station.
The 7-MW project, which is being financed by Czech investor Energia o.p.s., is expected to be complete in July 2014. It will be located on the Labe (also called Elbe) River about 40 km north of Prague.
As per its contract, Voith Hydro will supply two 3.5-MW turbines, the associated control systems, transmissions for speed control, and synchronous generators. Each runner will have a diameter of 5.1 meters, and the company says the three-blade Kaplan bulb turbines will be the largest such units in Europe.
Financial details of the contract were not disclosed.
The hydropower plant is one of several in development in the Czech Republic, including 4.2-MW Roudnice, 40-MW Kamyk and 4.59-MW Libechov.