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ANDRITZ Hydro in New Zealand

Hydro equipment engineering, supply and installation experts

ANDRITZ Hydro has over a 100 year history in New Zealand. We are always working with our customers to find the best solutions to optimise their hydro power plant and make it future ready. We are a leading supplier of equipment and power station maintenance services in New Zealand.


News March 2023

Karapiro, New Zealand



Products, Services & Competences

The ANDRITZ Hydro team in New Zealand is passionate about delivering fit-for-purpose engineering solutions to our customers based on modern engineering solutions. Supply and installation of new equipment on a “from water-to-wire” basis, major refurbishments of electro-mechanical equipment, as well as turbine governing and excitation control systems are part of our product portfolio. Our services range from condition assessment, spare parts supply and installation, detailed engineering calculation and advice on technical issues, and troubleshooting, upgrade and refurbishment options and advice, refurbishment and repair of all hydropower related mechanical and electrical equipment.  

The offered services for the above mentioned product range includes complete detailed design with documentation and software development to manufacture, test, install, commission, as well as training and after sales support.

Our Christchurch office is also responsible for sales, project management, and procurement.

We undertake everything from small electrical or mechanical service and fault repair to major refurbishments.


ANDRITZ Hydro has contributed to the development of hydropower in New Zealand since its early beginnings, with some very early turbines installed in Reefton (1908), Akaroa (1911) and Coleridge (1914). Through the mid-20th century, ANDRITZ Hydro supplied many large low head vertical Francis and Kaplan turbines. More than 50 % of the installed capacity in the country features either an ANDRITZ generator or a turbine - from the large turbines in the underground powerhouse at New Zealand’s largest hydro station at Manapouri, to the brand new generators replacing the existing units at Aratiatia in the North Island.

References & highlights

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 185 years of turbine experience 
  • Over 33,200 turbines (more than 489,000 MW) installed
  • Complete range up to more than 800 MW
  • Over 135 years electrical equipment experience 
  • Leading in service and rehabilitation
  • More than 25 GW total​ installed capacity of​ Compact Hydro units

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Christchurch Canterbury 8052
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  • ANDRITZ Hydro company presentation, en
    Company presentation PDF : 7.5 MB