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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.

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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.

ANDRITZ Hydropower at a glimpse

ANDRITZ Hydropower is one of the world's leading suppliers of electromechanical equipment and services for hydropower stations in the dynamically growing global renewable energy market. Based on 180 years of experience and a global installed capacity of 470 gigawatts, we offer innovative solutions for new and existing hydropower stations, from small hydropower to large-scale plants. State-of-the-art digital solutions, comprehensive services for the operation and maintenance of entire hydropower plants, and turbo generators for the thermal industry complete the portfolio.

  • More than 180 years of turbine experience 
  • Over 31,900 turbines (more than 471,000 MW) installed
  • Complete range up to more than 800 MW
  • Over 125 years electrical equipment experience 
  • Leading in service and rehabilitation
  • More than 100 Compact hydro units per year 

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