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€11m contract to modernise three generators at Drakensberg hydro plant

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Voith is to modernise three hydro generators at Eskom’s Drakensberg pumped storage plant in South Africa.

The €11m deal involves manufacture, installation and commissioning of the three units during normal operations until mid-2018.

Voith Hydro Germany technical manager of the Drakensberg project Martin Althoff said: “These measures ensure a reduction of operating temperature and machine vibrations so that their lifetime can be extended significantly.

“After the modernisation, the generators will show at least 40 years of operation.”

Image: the Drakensberg power house (Voith)

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