Voith and Elecnor to upgrade Inga I

Issue 256 - 14 Jun 2013
Germany’s Voith and Spain’s Elecnor signed a contract worth €58m ($77m) with Société Nationale d’Electricité on 24 May to upgrade two turbines at the 351MW Inga I hydroelectric power plant. The consortium, which is 53% owned by Voith and 47% by Elecnor, will replace both generator and turbine sets with new 55MW units. The work, to be funded by the World Bank, is expected to substantially improve the efficiency of the facility.

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