AMP-Ohio awarded the US$122.9M contract for turbines and generators for the new 105MW plant being built near Hamilton on the Ohio river. The company will be a co-licensee with Hamilton, and is to be entitled to 51% of the hydro electric output.
The project is part of AMP-Ohio's plan to increase the hydro power assets in its portfolio by a total of 380MW.
Last year AMP-Ohio and Voith announced a contract to provide turbines and generators for the Smithland, Cannelton and Willow Island projects on the same river. AMP-Ohio is awaiting final permits from the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to start building the four projects.
Another two projects are being planned - the R.C. Byrd Locks and Dam on the Ohio river, and Bluestone on the New river in West Virginia.
In the 1990s, the company built the 42MW Belleville plant, which is owned by a number of communities. AMP-Ohio operates the plant. Separately, the town of Hamilton owns and operates the 72MW Greenup plant, also on the Ohio river and built in 1982.
Voith Siemens Hydro Power Generation, a joint venture between Voith and Siemens, will change its name to Voith Hydro from 1 April. The JV was established in 2000 to market turbines and generators.