Metrostav wins contract for Libechov hydropower facility

PRAGUE, Czech Republic 1/6/12 (PennWell) -- Developer Mercator Energy a.s. has awarded a contract worth 179.8 million koruna (US$9.1 million) to Metrostav a.s. for construction of the Libechov hydropower project in Czech Republic.

Bids were first called for in September 2011, and it was announced in December that Mavel will manufacture, supply and install one Kaplan turbine-generator for the4.59-MW hydro facility on the Elbe River.

Work on the project is expected to be complete by May 2013.

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