ANDRITZ to supply generators for the new Upper Kaleköy hydropower station, Turkey


ANDRITZ HYDRO, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order as part of a consortium from Kalehan Enerji, Turkey, for supply, installation, and commissioning (scheduled for 2016) of three 235 megavolt ampere generators for the new hydropower plant Upper Kaleköy.

The order has a value of approximately 30 million euros.

The planned hydropower station has a total output of 636 megawatts and will cover – with a production of approximately 1,470 gigawatt hours per year – the electricity demand for 150,000 households in Turkey.

Upper Kaleköy is the second in a cascade of four power stations planned on the Murat River. For the first hydropower plant in this cascade in Eastern Turkey, Beyhan-1, ANDRITZ HYDRO received an order last year to supply three Francis turbines (each with an output of 186 megawatts).

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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.

A cascade of four hydropower stations is planned on the Murat River, Turkey

A cascade of four hydropower stations is planned on the Murat River, Turkey

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