Andritz VA TECH HYDRO receives major order in Cameroon

ANDRITZ VA TECH HYDRO has been awarded by the electrical utility company AES SONEL of Cameroon to refurbish the Edéa I and Songloulou hydropower plants. The contract value totals more than 40 MEUR.

At Edéa I, ANDRITZ VA TECH HYDRO will replace three turbine-generator sets including their mechanical and electrical auxiliaries, unit transformers, electrical balance of plant, the intakes, draft tubes and cranes as well as automation and control systems. Units 1 to 3 at Edéa 1 were delivered by ANDRITZ VA TECH HYDRO between 1949 and 1955 and will each be upgraded from 35.3 MW to 49.2 MW. The refurbishment works are scheduled to be completed by 2011.

At Songloulou hydropower plant, ANDRITZ VA TECH HYDRO successfully performed major rehabilitation work during the last seven years and has now received a further order for renovation of four penstocks.

The hydropower sector provides almost 90% of the total power production in Cameroon. Songloulou (384MW) and Edéa (263MW) are the largest hydropower plants in Cameroon.

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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 Corporate Communications
Phone: +43 (316) 6902 2979


ANDRITZ VA TECH 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 VA TECH HYDRO are available for download on our website.


The ANDRITZ GROUP is a global market leader in the supply of customized plants, systems, and services for the pulp and paper industry, the hydropower industry, the steel industry, and other specialized industries (solid/liquid separation, feed, and biofuel). Headquartered in Graz, Austria, the Group has about 13,200 employees worldwide. It manufactures and sells its products and services globally.


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