Power Machines Fezer, a subsidiary of Power Machines, located in Brazil, and Teodoro Schlickmann SHPP, a part of SPR Investimentos, an investment and industrial group of companies, have signed a contract for the manufacture and supply of three mini turbines complete with impellers for the Teodoro Schlickmann HPP.
The contract was preceded by a tender in which Power Machines competed with Brazilian small turbine manufacturers.
Under the contract, the subsidiary of Power Machines will design, manufacture, and supply to the HPP three hydraulic siphon-type turbines with a capacity of 0.4 MW and three impellers with a diameter of 1.5 m. In addition, the specialists of Power Machines Fezer will conduct a control assembly of the delivered equipment.
"This is the first hydropower plant in Brazil to install turbines of this type," explains Artem Varnakov, CEO at Power Machines Fezer. "This design makes it possible to minimize construction work in the modernization of dams, since the turbine itself is located at the water level in the upper pool, and the upper part of the impeller chamber is just above the water level. At present, there are more than 50 old minor dams in Brazil without any equipment or whose equipment is practically worn down. For our company, the implementation of the unique project will be the next step in the development of the minor hydropower industry sector in the region."
The project is aimed at expanding the machine room of the Teodoro Schlickmann HPP in order to increase the supply of electricity, unused for the needs of SPR Investimentos enterprises, for sale on the free market. The commissioning of the first new hydroelectric unit is scheduled for January 2018, and the third unit is to be put into operation in March 2018.
Currently, Power Machines Fezer is involved in the supply of spare parts for the La Mina HPP in Chile, and pre-turbine ball gate valves for the enhancement of the Henry Borden HPP in Brazil.