Alstom to supply turbines and generators to Colombian hydropower project

Alstom has been awarded a contract worth around €170 million ($216.3 million) by Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM) to supply eight turbines and generators units for the 2,400 MW Ituango hydropower plant in Colombia.

The contract involves the supply of eight 300 MW Francis turbines, with their respective speed regulators and cylindrical gates, and eight generators with their respective excitation systems and bus bar. Alstom will be the sole turbines and generators supplier for the project. The first four generating units will be ready by 2018 and the other four will be ready by 2021.

The power plant will be built on the Cauca River and is considered the biggest hydro plant in Colombia.

All the equipment will be produced by Alstom Taubaté unit in São Paulo state, Brazil.

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