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Bids sought for modernization of Forbach, Germany

Germany's Energie Baden-Württemberg AG (EnBW) invites bids by 21 September for the modernization of two Kaplan turbines with a power output of 1270 kW at the Forbach lowpressure hydropower plant in the Murg river valley, in the southwestern state of Baden-Württemberg.

The contracted works will comprise an inventory, planning, dismantling of existing equipment, diagnosis, refurbishment, optimization of system parts, reassembly, and commissioning of the units, according to a tender notice published on the EU’s procurement website, TED.

The overhaul of all turbine components (impeller, stator, bearing, shaft and gearbox) is planned and work is expected to begin on 1 January 2021 and be completed by the end of 2022.

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:

For further information, contact: EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, Durlacher Allee 93, Karlsruhe 76131, Germany; Email: or: EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG, Werkstraße 5, Forbach 76596, Germany; Email: