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Italian Economic Diplomacy January 09: latest news from the world

Norway: in Troyer turbine supply contract for hydroelectric power generation

The Italian company Troyer, based in Alto-Adige region, has been awarded a contract worth around EUR 2 million for the supply of two turbines for hydroelectric power generation to the Norwegian client Nordkraft.

The turbines will serve the production needs of two hydro-electric power plants to be built in the municipality of Tysfjord in the northern county of Nordland, about 10 km away from the town of Kjopsvik, the largest centre in the area. The two power plants will be owned by Nordkraft, the company responsible for the entire project as “main contractor” and will carry out the civil works for the construction of the power stations where the two turbines will be installed. The two Ovre Russvik and Nedre Russvik power plants will have an annual production capacity of 10 and 6.5 GWh respectively for a total installed capacity of approximately 7 megawatts.

The main feature of the turbines will be the absence of environmental impact since much of the water used for power generation will be discharged into the sea; the installation of the pipelines necessary for the water supply of the turbines will mainly take place along existing routes, so construction work will be minimised. The energy produced will be fed into the regional electricity grid in Nordland.

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