Norwegian hydro operator Otra Kraft DA has awarded a contract to Rainpower Small Hydro AS for electromechanical work at the 24-MW Skarg hydropower plant in Bykle, Norway.
Otra Kraft DA solicited bids for the work in September 2011, which includes the design, engineering, supply and installation of two 12-MW vertical Francis turbines, generators, control systems and electrical work.
The system is to be built for manual operation as well as automatic operation from a control center more than 30 km away.
The value of the contract was not specified.
Also in Norway, HydroWorld.com reported in September that the Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has signed an agreement worth US$64.58 million with Agder Energi AS to finance increased hydroelectric.