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Pichincha, Ecuador, 2014/09/01 - Alstom finished the assembly of the first Kaplan rotor for Manduriacu, a hydro plant located on Guayllabamba river, in Pichincha province, Ecuador - Alstom.com. FR0010220475; ALO
The set is part of one of the two Kaplan turbines of 30 MW each supplied by Alstom, with a total of 60MW of generation. It includes a rotor, internal upper lid and axle, weights over 66 tons, and is nine meters length and 3.67 meters diameter. Thanks to a specific treatment for the blades, known as “Hard Coating”, the life of the equipment can be increased.
Alstom is part of a consortium which supplies equipment to the Manduriacu project, in which its share is approximately €25 million. The scope of the consortium also includes the delivery of hydro-mechanical equipment, substation and balance of plant. The commercial operation will start by the end of the year.
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Alstom is a global leader for hydropower solutions and services, with more than 25% of the global hydropower installed capacity. Leveraging its 100-year experience and global network, Alstom offers unique solutions based on proven state-of-the-art technology and project-specific research and development. Alstom’s expertise covers all hydropower schemes from small to large, from run-of-river to pumped storage power plants, from individual equipment to complete turnkey solutions, for new and retrofit projects. Alstom also provides customers with a full range of services, including plant maintenance and operational support throughout the hydro equipment’s entire lifecycle. Alstom technology is central to many record-breaking hydropower plants including the world’s five highest capacity hydro installations in operation, such as Three Gorges (22.7 GW) in China, or La Grande (13.8 GW) in Canada, as well as key references such as La Rance, a tidal barrage in France.
Alstom (alstom.com) is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the automated metros with greatest capacity in the world, supplies integrated turnkey plants and associated services to a wide range of power sources, including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and offers several solutions for power transmission, focused on smart grids. The Group employs 93,000 people in over 100 countries. It registered sales of €20 billion and closed approximately €21.5 billion in orders in 2013/14.