ANDRITZ to supply equipment for the Santa Teresa hydropower station, PeruLuz del Sur, one of the largest electric utility companies in Peru, has awarded ANDRITZ HYDRO a contract to supply the electromechanical equipment for the Santa Teresa hydropower station. Commissioning is scheduled for mid-2014.
The new underground power house with a water head of 188 m will use the tailwater from the Machu Picchu hydropower station nearby in the Urubamba valley of the Cusco region and will have a total output of 98.5 MW. The ANDRITZ HYDRO scope of supply includes design engineering, delivery, installation, and commissioning of two Francis turbines, governors, generators, as well as protection and control systems.
Almost 60% of Peru’s electricity demand is covered by clean hydropower. ANDRITZ HYDRO has equipped more than half of the hydropower stations in Peru, with first deliveries back in 1911.
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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 panelboards (MDF), thermal sludge utilization, and torrefaction plants. The publicly listed company is headquartered in Graz, Austria, has a staff of approximately 16,700 employees, and operates over 180 production sites as well as service and sales companies all around the world.
ANDRITZ HYDRO is a global supplier of electromechanical equipment and services for hydropower plants. With over 170 years of cumulated experience and more than 30,000 turbines installed totaling approximately 400,000 MW output, ANDRITZ HYDRO is a leader in the world market for hydraulic power generation, offering the complete product portfolio including turbines, generators, and additional equipment of all types and sizes: ‘water to wire’ from small hydro applications up to outputs of more than 800 MW. Additionally, ANDRITZ HYDRO holds a top position in the growing hydropower plant service, refurbishment, and upgrade market. Further fields of activity are development, design, and manufacture of pumps for selected applications (e.g. for water transport, in the energy sector, or in the pulp and paper industry) and of turbo generators for gas and steam power plants.