Berthol wins contract to redevelop Rivaz in Switzerland

MORGES, Switzerland 2/1/11 (PennWell) -- Swiss contractor Berthol has been awarded a contract to supply equipment for redevelopment of the 725-kW Rivaz 2 hydroelectric plant on Forestay Creek.

Bids for the hydropower project, which is located in Switzerland's Lavaux District, were solicited in May 2011 by utility Romande Energie.

The company says it plans to spend US$5.6 million redeveloping Rivaz to utilize the full 183 meters of Forestay Falls, compared to 63 meters used currently.

As per the contract, Berthol is expected to design, fabricate, assemble, test and commission the hydromechanical and electromechanical equipment, as well as train operating personnel.

The contract does not stipulate a completion date.

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