ANDRITZ VA TECH HYDRO to supply first StrafloMatrix plant to Italy

ANDRITZ VA TECH HYDRO, a member of international technology group ANDRITZ, received an order for a StrafloMatrix plant from Italian Consorzio Canale Industriale Giulio Camuzzoni. The StrafloMatrix plant will be installed in a former shiplock on the Chievo Dam on the Adige river north of Verona, Italy.

The StrafloMatrix plant, the first of its kind in Europe outside Austria, consists of five turbine-generator units with a total capacity of 1.23 MW. The innovative integrated turbine runner-generator rotor design of the StrafloMatrix plant is unique as the turbine runner supports the generator rotor and thus both turn under flow as a single unit. The resulting smaller and therefore more economic design more economically and is hugely advantageous when space is limited. Consequently, StrafloMatrix turbines are especially suitable for hydropower development ensuring minimum interference with nature. Given their particular environmental friendliness, Matrix turbines are installed in existing dam and weir systems.

The plant will be delivered and installed jointly by VA TECH HYDRO GmbH, Austria, and its affiliate VA TECH ESCHER WYSS S.r.l., Schio, Italy. Start-up is scheduled to take place in June 2009.

StrafloMatrix and Matrix are trademarks of ANDRITZ VA TECH HYDRO.

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For further information, please contact:

DI Alexander Schwab
Market Management and Company Communications
Phone: +43 50805 52659

Dr. Michael Buchbauer,
Head of Corporate Communications
Phone: +43 (316) 6902 2979


ANDRITZ VA TECH HYDRO 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.  This and other press releases of ANDRITZ VA TECH HYDRO can be accessed 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 12,000 employees worldwide.  It manufactures and sells its products and services globally.


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