Andritz VA TECH HYDRO receives major order in Laos

The Theun Hinboun Power Company, owned by Electricité du Laos, GMS Power of Thailand and Statkraft of Norway, has awarded ANDRITZ VA TECH HYDRO a contract for the supply and erection of the complete electro-mechanical equipment for the Theun Hinboun Expansion project. The order value is approximately 85 MEUR.

ANDRITZ VA TECH HYDRO’s scope of supply and services comprises the equipment for the new Nam Gnouang hydropower plant as well as for the extension of the existing Theun Hinboun hydro power plant, for which ANDRITZ VA TECH HYDRO supplied the turbines in the 1990s. The scope of supply includes three Francis turbines, generators, governing systems, automation and protection systems, the main inlet valve, all necessary auxiliary systems, switchyard equipment as well as erection and commissioning.

Start of commercial operation is scheduled for June 2012. With an additional power output of 280 MW after completion, the two hydro power plants will deliver a total of more than 3,000 GWh electrical energy per year.

ANDRITZ VA TECH HYDRO has been very successful in Laos for many years. In the 1990s, the equipment for the Houay Ho and Theun Hinboun hydro power plants was supplied; the Nam Theun2 hydro power plant with an output of over 1,000 MW is in the final stage of installation. And this year, the Xekaman3 hydro power plant contract was awarded to ANDRITZ VA TECH HYDRO. With the Theun Hinboun Expansion project, ANDRITZ VA TECH HYDRO has once again underlined its technological competence and solid presence in this promising hydro power market.

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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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