ANDRITZ to supply electromechanical equipment for the Muskrat Falls hydropower plant, Canada


ANDRITZ HYDRO, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order from Nalcor Energy to supply four 209 megawatt (MW) Kaplan turbines and four synchronous generators for the new Muskrat Falls hydropower plant in Labrador, Canada.

Commissioning is scheduled for 2017.

The power generated will be used to replace the energy production of an oil-fired thermal power station.The order has a value of approximately 125 million euros.

ANDRITZ HYDRO’s scope of supply includes design, manufacturing, installation, commissioning, and testing of the Kaplan turbines, which are among the largest in the world, the four generators, as well as governors, static excitation systems, and the monitoring, protection, and control equipment.

The turbine engineering is based on the hydraulic developments at ANDRITZ HYDRO’s turbine laboratory in Lachine, Quebec, the only hydraulic development and test facility of its kind in Canada.

Muskrat Falls is located on the Churchill River, 35 kilometers from Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Some of the power will be exported from the province via subsea cables between Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.

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International technology Group ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, the steel industry, and the production of animal feed and biomass pellets. In addition, ANDRITZ offers technologies for certain other sectors including automation, pumps, machinery for nonwovens and plastic films, steam boiler plants, biomass boilers and gasification plants for energy generation, flue gas cleaning plants, plants for the production of panelboard (MDF), thermal sludge utilization, and torrefaction plants. The publicly listed ANDRITZ GROUP is headquartered in Graz, Austria and has a staff of approximately 16,700 employees worldwide. ANDRITZ operates over 180 production sites as well as service and sales companies all around the world.


ANDRITZ HYDRO supplies electromechanical equipment for hydropower stations. With over 170 years of accumulated experience and more than 30,000 turbines installed totaling approximately 400,000 megawatts output, the business area is one of the world’s leading suppliers for hydraulic power generation, offering the complete product portfolio, including turbines, generators, and additional equipment of all types and sizes: “from water to wire” for small-scale hydropower stations up to outputs of more than 800 megawatts. ANDRITZ HYDRO also holds a top position in the growing hydropower plant service, refurbishment, and upgrade market. Pumps (for water transport, irrigation, and applications for various industries) and turbogenerators for thermal power stations are also allocated to the business area.

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