ANDRITZ to supply all hydromechanical equipment for the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric generating facility, Canada
Further to the order awarded in January 2013 to supply four Kaplan turbines for the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric generating facility, Canada, ANDRITZ HYDRO, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received from Nalcor Energy also the order for delivery and installation of the hydromechanical equipment at the facility.
Commissioning is scheduled for 2017.
The hydromechanical equipment includes roller gates (10.5 m wide and 23 m high), stop-logs and a tower (75 m wide, 25 m high) for the mechanical drives for five spillway bays, as well as twelve trashracks, intake gates (6.5 m wide, 20 m high), mechanical drives and stop-logs for the powerhouse. The hydromechanical equipment has a total weight of 9,000 tons.
At the beginning of 2013, ANDRITZ HYDRO was awarded an order to supply four Kaplan turbines and four synchronous generators each with a minimum output of 206 megawatts for the Muskrat Falls hydroelectric generating facility on the lower Churchill River in Labrador. The turbines will be amongst the largest Kaplan turbines in the world. Power generated at Muskrat Falls will be used to replace energy production of an existing oil-fired thermal power station and will make a major contribution to reducing annual carbon dioxide emissions by eliminating up to 4.5 megatons per year.
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The ANDRITZ GROUP
The ANDRITZ GROUP 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. In addition, ANDRITZ offers technologies for certain other sectors including automation, the production of animal feed and biomass pellets, 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 panelboards (MDF), thermal sludge utilization, and biomass torrefaction plants. The publicly listed, international technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of around 23,900 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 220 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 420,000 megawatts of output, the business area is one of the world’s leading system suppliers, offering the complete product portfolio, including turbines, generators, and additional equipment of all types and sizes: “from water to wire” for small-scale and large hydropower stations up to outputs of more than 800 megawatts per turbine unit. ANDRITZ HYDRO is also well-positioned in the growing maintenance, refurbishment, and upgrade market for existing hydropower plants. Pumps (for water transport, irrigation, and applications for various industries) and turbogenerators for thermal power stations are also part of the business area.