Turnkey Hydropower at St. Cloudby George W. Barbato, Mortenson Co, United States,
Abstract: The St. Cloud Hydroelectric Project is located at an existing dam on the Mississippi River in St. Cloud, Minnesota. The project consists of a two-gated spillway and an 8.6-megawatt powerhouse with two 3540-millimeter Voith Hydro Inc. Kaplan pit turbines. The financing structure for the St. Cloud project required that a turnkey approach be used for the construction. The project contract allowed for a 22 month construction period. With the fast track approach used by turnkey contractor M.A. Mortenson, the hydroelectric facility went into commercial operation only 17 months after the notice to proceed.
Subject Headings: Power plants | Hydro power | Electric power | Construction management | Turbines | Spillways | Dams | Rivers and streams | Mississippi River | North America | Minnesota | United States
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