ANDRITZ HYDRO receives further major order in Brazil

ANDRITZ HYDRO Brasil received an order for supply, installation supervision, and commissioning of equipment for the Jirau hydroelectric power plant, located on the Madeira River, northern Brazil, from Energia Sustentável do Brasil (ENERSUS). The order value is approximately 170 MEUR.

ANDRITZ HYDRO will deliver eight bulb-type turbines with an output of 76.55 MW each - the most powerful bulb-type turbines worldwide -, generators and 28 voltage regulators for the generators. Start-up of the first unit is scheduled for mid 2012.

Bulb-type turbines are particularly suited for operation with low head and large flow, as on the Madeira River. The units offer high efficiency and can thus operate economically even at large flow rate variations.

This order again underlines the position of ANDRITZ HYDRO as one of the most important suppliers of hydropower equipment for the rapidly growing hydropower market in Brazil. ANDRITZ HYDRO has been active in Brazil for more than 100 years, having supplied this market with more than 500 turbines with a total output of over 22,000 MW.

Technical data Jirau:

Output: 8 x 76.55 MW/83.33 MVA
Head: 15.20 m
Speed: 94.74 rpm
Runner diameter: 7,500 mm
Stator diameter: 9,700 mm

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For further information, please contact:

DI Alexander Schwab
Market Management and Corporate Communication
Phone: +43 50805 52659

Dr. Michael Buchbauer
Head of Group Treasury, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Phone: +43 (316) 6902 2979


ANDRITZ HYDRO, a member of the ANDRITZ GROUP, is a global supplier of electromechanical systems and services (‘water-to-wire’) for hydropower plants. The company is a leader in the world market for hydraulic power generation and has a top position in the growing power plant refurbishment segment. This and other press releases of ANDRITZ HYDRO are available for download on


The ANDRITZ GROUP is a global market leader for customized plants, process technologies, and services for the hydropower, pulp and paper, metals, and other industries (solid/liquid separation, feed and biofuel). The Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria and has a staff of 13,600 employees worldwide. ANDRITZ operates over 150 production sites, service and sales companies all around the world.


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