Israeli utility Star Pumped Storage has awarded a contract to GE Renewable Energy to supply and build the 244 MW (2×172 MW) KokhavHayarden hydro pumped storage station in Israel. GE will design, manufacture, supply and install electromechanical and hydromechanical equipment for the plant. It will also complete the balance of plant. The entity will provide 20 years of O&M. The project is expected to be commissioned in 2021.