Italian firm to modernize Nicaraguan hydropower plants under $53 million contract
Italy-based turbine designer and manufacturer Franco Tosi Meccanica has been awarded a $53 million contract to rehabilitate Nicaragua's two 50-megawatt hydroelectric power stations, Santa Barbara and Centroamerica.
Each hydropower plant consists of two Francis turbine groups, with a power output of 25 megawatts each.
The customer is Empresa Nicaraguense de Electricidad, the country's state-owned power generator, and the project objective is to extend both plants' useful life by an additional 25 years.
Original source: Hydro World