GRAZ, 15-6-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd. to supply the complete electromechanical equipment for the new Shongtong Karchham hydropower plant in Himachal Pradesh, India. Commissioning is scheduled for 2019. The plant will have a total output of 450 megawatts and provide clean and renewable energy for approximately 800,000 Indian households.
The run-of-the-river hydropower station with an underground power house will be located on the river Satluj in the Kinnaur district. The project is funded by Germany’s largest promotional bank, KfW, and will thus comply with KfW’s comprehensive environmental and social standards.
ANDRITZ HYDRO is currently executing two other projects for the state-owned utility company Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd.. Himachal Pradesh is one of the most important hydropower regions in India, representing a hydropower potential of about 20 gigawatts, which is roughly one quarter of India’s total hydropower potential.
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ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors. The publicly listed technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of almost 25,000 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 250 sites worldwide.
ANDRITZ HYDRO is one of the leading global suppliers of electromechanical equipment for hydropower plants. With over 170 years of accumulated experience and more than 30,000 turbines installed, totaling approximately 420,000 megawatts output, the business area supplies the complete product range, including turbines, generators, and additional equipment of all types and sizes – “from water to wire” for small hydro applications up to large hydropower plants with outputs of more than 800 megawatts per turbine unit. ANDRITZ HYDRO is also well positioned in the growing modernization, refurbishment, and upgrade market for existing hydropower plants. Pumps (for water transport, irrigation of agricultural land, and applications in various industries) and turbogenerators for thermal power plants are also allocated to the business area.