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ANDRITZ Hydro in Africa

ANDRITZ Hydro has been active in this region for more than 100 years and has supplied more than 40% of all the installed turbines across the continent.

With a deep passion for the continent and its people, ANDRITZ Hydro is fully committed to support this continent on its way to better social and economic welfare based on its wealth of renewable hydropower resources.

The construction of new hydropower plants and the refurbishment of existing ones is an important part of Africa’s energy future. More powerful new plants like Abdelmoumen in Morocco, Laúca in Angola and Rusumo Falls in Rwanda are under construction or in commissioning state in order to satisfy significant and continuing growth in electricity demand.

Jebba hydroelectric power plant on the Niger River

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News January 2021

Jebba, Nigeria
ANDRITZ to modernize the Jebba hydropower plant in Nigeria


The African market

By 2050 the population of Africa is widely expected to double and individual countries will have more inhabitants than the USA today. At the same time, social and industrial growth is irrevocably bound to the supply of affordable energy. 

The desire to use fossil-based energy resources is in decline, while energy demand continues to rise. A compromise thus has to be found between the need to support social and industrial growth for an expanding population and an ongoing responsibility to future generations. 

According to the IHA, the current hydropower generation in Africa accounts for about 16 % of the total electricity share and is expected to increase to more than 23 % by 2040. With one of the largest hydropower potentials of the world of about 1,627,900 GWh still to be exploited, hydropower is the most important renewable resource in Africa.

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