ANDRITZ to supply electromechanical equipment for the Lysebotn II hydropower station, Norway

ANDRITZ HYDRO, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order from the utility company Lyse Produksjon AS to supply the electromechanical equipment for the new Lysebotn II hydropower station, Norway. The order value amounts to approximately 40 million euros. Commissioning is scheduled for spring 2018.

The scope of supply includes two high-pressure Francis turbines (185 megawatts each), two generator units, hydraulic steelwork, and steel linings. Due to the favorable reservoir situation, the generating units for this underground hydropower station are designed for frequent start/stop to optimize energy production. The technological competence of ANDRITZ HYDRO to cope with the extremely high head of 665 meters was decisive in the award of this order.

Lysebotn II will replace the existing Lysebotn hydropower plant and increase the annual energy production by 14% to reach 1.5 terawatt-hours.

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For further information, please contact:

Oliver Pokorny
Head of Corporate Communications
Phone: +43 (316) 6902 1332

DI Alexander Schwab
Market Management & Corporate Communications
Phone: +43 50805 52659

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, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, 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 biomass torrefaction plants. The publicly listed, international technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of around 23,700 employees. ANDRITZ operates over 250 production sites, 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 output, the business area is one of the world's leading system suppliers for the complete product portfolio, including turbines, generators, and additional equipment of all types and sizes: "From water to wire" for small hydro applications up to large hydropower plants with outputs of more than 800 megawatts per turbine unit. 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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