The Austrian-based business of Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation, St. Poelten, Austria, in consortium with Siemens RT, Budapest, recently received a modernisation contract from Tiszaviz Vizeroemue of Hungary, for the rehabilitation of Kiskoere hydro power station.

Kiskoere is located on the Tisza river and was originally put in operation in 1974. The plant generates around 90GWh per year and is equipped with four bulb turbines.

Rehabilitation and modernisation works, including all mechanical and electrical components of the units, will start in summer 2003, with one unit being worked on at one-year intervals. Commissioning of the last unit is planned at the end of 2006.