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Voith Hydro secures nearly $50 million turbine contract

By , - Last modified: April 23, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Voith Hydro will supply the turbines for the Red Rock Hydroelectric Project in Iowa under a contract worth nearly $50 million, the York County company said today.

Voith will build two turbines with generators and automation systems for the project at its York plant, the company said.

Red Rock is a joint venture of the Western Minnesota Municipal Power Agency and Missouri River Energy Services. Construction will begin next year and commercial energy production is expected to commence in 2016, Voith said. The plant will provide 36 megawatts of power on average, 55 megawatts at peak.

Voith recently shipped two 150-ton turbines to the Holtwood Dam on the Susquehanna River between York and Lancaster counties, where PPL Corp. is working to double capacity from 108 megawatts to 230 megawatts.

Also, Voith is shipping turbines to four American Municipal Power projects on the Ohio River, boosting capacity by 300 megawatts. The Ohio and Holtwood projects are set to finish in 2014, Voith said.

Based in West Manchester Township, Voith is a subsidiary of privately owned German company Voith Gmbh.

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