Andritz VA TECH HYDRO to modernize Pantabangan hydropower plant, Philippines

ANDRITZ VA TECH HYDRO has been selected by privately-owned First Gen Hydro Power Corporation, Philippines to refurbish and upgrade the Pantabangan hydroelectric power plant, Luzon. The contract volume amounts to approximately 30 MEUR. Pantabangan was the first power facility of National Power Corporation (Napcor) to have been privatized.

Construction of the Pantabangan plant was completed in 1977 and it has been in service since then without any major overhaul. The modernization will increase the output from 104 to 122 MW and extend the lifespan of the plant by another 30 years.

The contract includes replacement of the two 52 MW Francis turbines, new generator stator windings and the modernization of the complete electrical equipment including governor system, unit automation with Scada system, new static excitation, generator and transformer protection, new medium-voltage switchgear and low-voltage distribution.

The first unit will be rehabilitated between July and December 2009; rehabilitation of the second unit is scheduled to be completed by December 2010.

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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 12,300 employees worldwide. It manufactures and sells its products and services globally.


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