VA Tech Hydro has been awarded a contract for the renovation of a Francis turbine at Brokke by the Norwegian power plant operator Agder Energu Tjenester AS Kristiansand.
Brokke power plant. Located on the Otra river about 300km west of OSLO in Norway’s Aust Agder province, is a key source of electricity for this area. The underground hydroelectric plant exploits a height difference of approximately 300m between the Botsvatn mountain and the Otra river.
The scope of delivery for va-tech-hydro includes a new 77MW Francis runner, new labyrinth and guide vane seals, as well as engineering and refurbishment of the remaining Francis turbine components.
Startup of the first unit is planned for October 2004.