(PRESS RELEASE) GRAZ, 10-Mar-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — ANDRITZ GROUP, Austria-based international technology group active in the supplies of plants, has announced it will supply the hydro- and electromechanical equipment for the 216-MW Upper Trishuli 1 hydropower plant, a run-of-river plant in Nepal owned by Nepal Water & Energy Development Company Pvt. Ltd. The order has been received from Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Co. Ltd., a South Korea-based leading plant expert of the power and water industry.
Upon completion, which is scheduled for 2026, Upper Trishuli 1 is expected to generate up to 1,456 GWh of electricity per year, thus increasing the country’s total power generation by about 20%.
The ANDRITZ scope of supply for the hydromechanical equipment includes design, engineering, manufacturing, shipping, installation, testing, and commissioning of radial gates, vertical gates, hoists, stoplogs, and penstocks. The order for the electromechanical equipment comprises basic and detailed design of the turbine and generator components, complete electrical power systems, balance of plant, automation, installation, and commissioning.
The order will be executed by the subsidiaries of ANDRITZ Hydro in India. This contract is the first large-scale order for ANDRITZ in Nepal with a hydro- and an electromechanical scope in one contract. By securing this prestigious contract, ANDRITZ is expanding its leading position as a preferred “from water-to-wire” technology provider in the Nepalese hydropower market.
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International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems and services for the pulp and paper industry, the hydropower sector, the metals processing and forming industry, pumps, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, as well as animal feed and biomass pelleting. The global product and service portfolio is rounded off with plants for power generation, recycling, the production of nonwovens and panelboard, as well as automation and digital solutions offered under the brand name of Metris. The publicly listed group today has around 28,400 employees and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries.
ANDRITZ Hydro is one of the globally leading suppliers of electromechanical equipment and services for hydropower plants. With over 180 years of experience and an installed fleet of more than 470 GW output, the business area provides complete solutions for hydropower plants of all sizes as well as services for plant diagnosis, refurbishment, modernization, and upgrade of existing hydropower assets. Pumps for irrigation, water supply and flood control as well as turbo generators are also part of this business area’s portfolio.