Utilities in Sweden and Norway have placed three orders with Alstom for modernisation of hydro power plant equipment.

The Swedish State Electricity Board (Vattenfall) has contracted a consortium of Alstom and Waplans to refurbish the Gejman hydro plant, located on a tributary of the Ume river in northern Sweden. The scope of work includes replacement of the existing 37-year-old equipment with a new 63 MVA generating unit and its auxiliary systems.

Alstom will carry out the installation of a new generator, new turbine runner and distributed control equipment for ancillary systems while Waplans is responsible for all other turbine parts and their installation. Commissioning of the new unit is scheduled for the end of 2007.

In Norway, Alstom will supply two 18.5 MVA generators to replace the existing ones at the Gronvollfoss station, owned by the utility Skagerak Kraft. The station is located on the Tinna river in Notodden, Norway.

Alstom will also supply a 21 MW turbine/generator unit for the Funna power station, due to be operational in the summer of 2007. Funna, located in Meraker, Norway, is owned by the utility Nord-Trondelag Elektrisitetsverk.