Statkraft has awarded Alstom a contract to supply new control systems and balance of plant equipment for the Tysso II hydro power plant in Skjeggedal, Norway.

The deal includes the supply, installation and commissioning of control systems, station transformers, local distribution systems, circuit breakers and 72 kV cabling to the two units. Unit 1 work is due to completed in 2016, with unit 2 scheduled for 2017.

Through this project, Statkraft will secure a more reliable operation of the Tysso II power plant that was built and commissioned in 1967, where Alstom delivered the original generator equipment.

“We are proud to reconfirm our good relationship with our customer Statkraft. This project endorses our strategy to support customers with a full services and retrofit offering to secure operational reliability and to optimize their asset management throughout the plant’s lifespan" said Eric Staurset, Alstom Country President Norway.