The Litostroj Group will reconstruct other turbines in Alabama
Litostroj Group, the
world's leading manufacturer of turbines and other hydropower equipment, has
won a contract for the reconstruction of three turbines at the Lay hydropower
plant in the U.S. state of Alabama.
The plant's operator,
Alabama Power, has chosen to use Litostroj Group for a second time following a
completion of refurbishments and upgrades to the Unit 5 turbine.
In total, four of the
six turbines at the hydropower plant, which have an installed capacity of 30.5
megawatts, will be modernized.
The first of the refurbished
turbines was successfully put into commercial operation at the end of last
appreciate the trust in us that Alabama Power has manifested again. We take it as an appreciation of our previous work for the Lay
hydropower plant, "said Pavel Váňa, CEO of Litostroj Group.
The delivery of a new
runner with an innovative seven-blade hydraulic design was a part of the completed
refurbishment of Unit 5. The final design was selected from two choices presented
by Litostroj Engineering in Blansko, Czech Republic, and successfully passed
tests in Litostroj Engineering’s modern hydraulic laboratory. The production of
the runner with a diameter of almost 4.5 meters was the responsibility of
parent company Litostroj Power in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Group partnered with several American companies in the to complete
reconstruction of the turbine and generator. The project was supervised and
managed by Litostroj Hydro in Bromont, Canada and Litostroj U.S. in Birmingham,
Alabama, Litostroj’s branch office established to support U.S. customers.