The company will supply two Rainpower Blizzard Pelton 56MW turbines with control valves and two 65.9 MVA generators and associated fittings to the Quitaracsa project, owned by Enersur in Peru. Rainpower is lead consortium partner together with Italian company STE Energy and has responsibility for all electromechanical equipment for the power station, dam and waterway.

Also in Peru, Rainpower has been commissioned by Empresa de Generación Eléctrica Cheves S.A to supply equipment to the Cheves power station, which is situated near Churin, northeast of Lima. The order covers project leadership, design, purchasing and installation as well as two of Rainpower’s own Blizzard design 87MW Pelton turbines with runners, two ball valves, two turbine governors and Hymatek excitation equipment. In addition, it will supply cooling systems and other mechanical equipment. On this project Rainpower is working with ABB, Canada and French firm Jeumont Electric.

In Turkey, energy company Aslancik Electrik Űretim Anonim Şirketi has awarded Rainpower a supply contract for the Aslancik power station, which is situated on the Black Sea coast near to the town of Trabzon in Anatolia. Rainpower’s involvement includes project leadership, design, purchasing and installation as well as two 60 MW Francis turbines with Rainpower Storm runners, two gate valves, two Hymatek turbine governors, cooling systems and other mechanical equipment. Rainpower is also the consortium lead partner in this project which is being carried out with Končar in Zagreb, Croatia, and alstom Grid in Ankara, Turkey.

In early December, the Norwegian firm also won a contract from energy and communications firm Tussa to provide turbines and generator packs for four small hydro plants to be built in Ørsta municipality in Møre and Romsdal.

‘These very beneficial contracts demonstrate that Norwegian hydropower technology is recognized nationally and internationally, and this gives us the energy, determination and financial resources to pursue our commitment,’ commented Rainpower CEO Ole Strømmen.

Rainpower is a growing company with a highly qualified workforce of around 300 people in Kjeller, Sørumsand, Trondheim and Oslo in Norway, Västerås and Kristinehamn in Sweden, Hangzhou in China, Turkey, Switzerland and Peru. In the next six months, the company wants want to appoint 30 new staff with skills in the field of clean and renewable energy, Strømmen announced in a statement.