Sardinia awards equipment rehab for 13.4-MW Uvini, 25.7-MW Santu Miali

CAGLIARI, Italy 11/1/11 (PennWell) -- The water authority of the Italian island of Sardinia has awarded a 17.3 million euro (US$23.7 million) contract for refurbishment of turbine-generators and other equipment of the 13.4-MW Uvini and 25.7-MW Santu Miali hydroelectric projects.

Ente Acque della Sardegna took bids for the work in March.

LIS SRL of Aosta, Italy, was chosen from among seven bidders to improve electro-mechanical equipment of Uvini, in Siurgus Donigala, and Santu Miali, in Furti, to bring the plants up to the latest technical and regulatory standards.

Work on Uvini includes replacement of a 13.1-MW Kaplan turbine and generator and a 262-kW Francis turbine as well as replacement of auxiliary systems and gates and refurbishment of other components. Work on Santu Miali includes refurbishment of a 25.7-MW Francis turbine and generator and replacement of auxiliary systems and a vertical section of penstock.

The work, originally valued at 21.7 million euros (US$28.6 million), is to require 720 days.

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