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Italian firm to modernize Nicaraguan hydropower plants under $53 million contract

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

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