ANDRITZ HYDRO to supply electromechanical equipment for the Ribeiradio and Ermida hydropower plants, Portugal

International technology group ANDRITZ has received a contract from Electricidade de Portugal (EDP) to supply the complete electromechanical equipment for Ribeiradio and Ermida hydropower stations. These new power plants will be built on the Rio Vouga river approximately 100 km south east of the city of Porto. Commissioning is planned for early 2014.

In Ribeiradio, the main stage of the scheme, a nominal flow of 125 m3/s will be utilized with a net head of 65 m. ANDRITZ HYDRO will supply the Francis turbine with a runner diameter of 3.7 m and a nominal output of 77 MW. The Ermida power station will be equipped with two double-regulated compact axial turbines (1,950 mm runner diameter and a nominal output of 3.8 MW each). The scope of supply for both hydropower plants also includes synchronous generators, control systems, hydromechanical equipment, as well as electrical and mechanical auxiliary systems.

ANDRITZ HYDRO is part of a consortium with the Portuguese company Efacec Engenharia S.A., which is responsible for local supplies and services. This complies with the customer’s request for a high proportion of supplies and services from Portugal.

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For further information, please contact:

Oliver Pokorny
Group Treasury, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
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 and services for the hydropower, pulp and paper, metals, and other specialized industries (solid/liquid separation, feed and biofuel). The Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of approximately 14,300 employees worldwide. ANDRITZ operates over 120 production sites, 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 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: ‘From water to wire’ for small hydro applications up to more than 800 MW output. Additionally, ANDRITZ HYDRO holds a top position in the growing power 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, in the pulp and paper industry) and of turbo generators for gas and steam power plants.


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