Turnkey Hydropower at St. Cloud

by George W. Barbato, Mortenson Co, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '89


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: Hydro power | Project management | Power plants | Electric power | Construction methods | Turbines | Contracts and subcontracts | Rivers and streams | Mississippi River | Minnesota | United States

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