Mavel Signs Two Contracts in Finland

Benešov, Czech Republic – 1 November 2007.  Mavel, a.s. announced that it signed on 18 October two contracts with Vaasa Engineering for the supply of turbines and related equipment for the Alasorsakoski and Ylasorsakoski hydro-electric power plants in Finland. Both projects are rehabilitations of existing hydro power plants and are owned by the company Savon Voima Myyanti Oy.

Mavel will supply a vertical Kaplan turbine with runner diameter of 1290 mm and five blades, generator and hydraulic unit for the Alaskorsakoski rehabilitation project. The site has head of 10.4 meters, flow of 8 cubic meters per second and will have installed power of 730 kW.

For the Ylasorsakoski rehabilitation project, Mavel will also supply a vertical Kaplan turbine, with 1290 mm runner diameter and four blades, generator and hydraulic unit. This site has head of 7.55 meters and flow of 8 cubic meters per second and will have installed power of 540 kW.

Both projects are expected to be commissioned by the end of October 2007.

Rostislav Pospisil, Mavel Sales Manager, noted that “these contracts represent our second and third projects with Vaasa in Finland and signify our strong commitment to our continued cooperation with Vaasa and to the Finnish market.”

Mavel is a Czech Republic-based manufacturing and engineering company focusing on production of turbines for hydro-electric power plants from 25 kW to 25+ MW. Over the past 12 years, Mavel and its subsidiary CKD TurboTechnics, s.r.o. have installed over 280 turbines at more than 200 sites around the world.

Vaasa Engineering Oy is a Finnish company founded in 1989 and now employing over 250 persons. The company, which manufactures many of its own products, is focused on providing automation and electrification solutions for energy and production processes.