The US Bureau of Reclamation has awarded a $13 million contract by to refurbish two 142 MVA generators at the SHASTA hydroelectric power plant in northern California to engineering firm Alstom.

The work includes new windings, new stator cores, new thrust bearings, new exciters and the re- insulation of the existing pole coils. Unit 1 is scheduled to be completed by September 2007 and Unit 2 by September 2008.