Voith to equip hydro projects 695-MW Keeyask in Canada, 46.6-MW Rajamandala in Indonesia

Keeyask Hydropower Plant

Units of Voith Hydro have received contracts to equip the 695-MW Keeyask hydroelectric project in Canada and the 46.6-MW Rajamandala hydro project in Indonesia.

Canadian utility Manitoba Hydro awarded a contract to Voith Hydro to design, supply and install seven vertical propeller turbine-generators at Keeyask on the Lower Nelson River in Manitoba. Keeyask's first generating unit is to go on line in 2019, with all seven units commissioned by 2020 at a total cost of C$6.5 billion (US$5.9 billion).

Keeyask is being built by BBE Hydro Constructors Limited Partnership consortium including Bechtel, Barnard Construction and EllisDon. Manitoba Hydro authorized modular builder Britco to commence construction camp work at Keeyask in August.

Keeyask is being developed by Manitoba Hydro in partnership with Tatskweyak, Fox Lake, War Lake and York Factory first nations groups along the Lower Nelson in northern Manitoba.

"We are especially proud to be associated with a project that is being developed collaboratively between a utility and four First Nations to provide long-term energy supply to present and future generations," Voith Hydro Canada President Bill Malus said.

Voith Fuji Hydro to supply turbine-generator to 46.6-MW Rajamandala

Hyundai Engineering Co. of South Korea awarded a contract to Voith Fuji Hydro to supply major electro-mechanical equipment to the 46.6-MW Rajamandala hydroelectric project being built on the Citarum River in Indonesia.

Voith Fuji, a joint venture of Voith Hydro and Fuji Electric Co. of Japan, is to supply a 46.6-MW Kaplan turbine and generator. Hyundai received a US$91.3 million construction contract earlier this year from Indonesian developer PT. Rajamandala Electric Power, which is backed by PT. Indonesia Power of Indonesia and Kansai Electric Power Co. of Japan.

The run-of-river project is to be built within a cascade of existing large hydroelectric plants and reservoirs on the Citarum in Cianjur Regency, West Java Province. Japan Bank for International Cooperation agreed in June to lend US$66 million to Rajamandala Electric Power for the project.

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