GE Renewable Energy announced it has received a turnkey contract from Star Pumped Storage Ltd. for the 344-MW Kokhav Hayarden pumped storage station in Israel.

GE Renewable Energy will design, manufacture, supply and install all electromechanical and hydromechanical equipment, as well as complete balance of plant for the two 172-MW pumped-storage units, according to a press release. The company also signed a 20-year operation and maintenance agreement for the plant.

The project will be executed by a consortium led by SinoHydro in China.

The Kokhav Hayarden project will contribute to the stabilization of Israel’s electricity grid, GE says.

“Hydro pumped storage enables the integration of new renewable and intermittent energies to the grid,” said Yves Rannou,

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