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January 2021: HPP Sawra Kuddu, India – Successful commissioning under strict pandemic conditions


On December 16th, 2020, the third and last unit of the hydropower plant Sawra Kuddu in Himachal Pradesh, India was successfully commissioned despite facing many challenges, the COVID pandemic the biggest of all. All three units were wet commissioned in a span of 90 days from date of water availability and 46 days from date of transmission line availability.

We want to personally thank the whole team at site and the commissioning team from the ANDRITZ head office who managed this activity in the midst of the COVID pandemic, inclement weather and in absence of any vendor supervisors for all bought out items including the 220KV step up transformers, GIS, XLPE Cable etc. This successful completion of the project also demonstrates the importance of proper preservation (the main units were installed in 2016) and diligent dry commissioning activities which helped the team to achieve this success. Thanks also to the project core team who have handled this project well over this long period of execution despite numerous unforeseeable challenges.

The hydropower plant is now providing sustainable and clean energy to the people of the region, contributing to the climate goals of the government.

Technical Details:

Total output: 111 MW
Scope output: 3 x 37 MW
Head: 183 m
Speed: 500 rpm
Runner diameter: 1,550 mm


November 2020: ANDRITZ to supply complete electro-mechanical equipment for the Karuwa Seti hydropower plant, Nepal

International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from KC Group Nepal to supply turbines, generators and auxiliaries for the new Karuwa Seti hydropower plant. The small hydropower plant is located on the Seti Khola River in the Gandaki Zone’s Kaski District and will have a total installed capacity of 32 MW. Start-up is planned for March 2023.


The contract comprises design, engineering, manufacture, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of three 10.66 MW Francis turbines and generators as well as auxiliaries for the electrical and mechanical equipment. ANDRITZ’s Indian subsidiary with state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Mandideep (near Bhopal) and Prithla (near Faridabad) is responsible for execution of the contract.

KC Group Nepal is a private company with diversified businesses and targets to operate 100 MW of combined, renewable energy production by the end of 2023.

ANDRITZ has been been active in Nepal for many decades now. Subsequent to supply of the equipment for the Madhkyu Khola (13 MW) hydropower plant, which has been operating successfully since 2017, the award of this recent order once again demonstrates ANDRITZ’s strong position as a leading player in the Nepalese hydropower market.


October 2020: ANDRITZ to supply electro-mechanical equipment for the largest pumped storage plant in India



We received a contract for the supply of electro-mechanical equipment for the 1,200-MW Pinnapuram pumped storage plant.



March 2020: ANDRITZ India wins prestigious Global Safety Award 2020

ANDRITZ, through its Prithla location has recently won the prestigious Global Safety Award in Gold category.


In a glittering ceremony, the award was presented by Hon’ble Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India (Retd.) & Chairman of National Green Tribunal Shri Swatanter Kumar at New Delhi on 17th Feb 2020. Mr. Karl Quehenberger, MD & COO received the award on behalf of the company.

ANDRITZ won this award through its ability to demonstrate its state-of-the-art fire fighting facilities, leadership commitment and various significant safety practices, which have already found recognition and appreciation by the Energy & Environment Foundation which is supported by the Ministry of Power and Ministry of Coal and Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas.


February 20, 2019: ANDRITZ Hydro India wins Star Performer Award

ANDRITZ Hydro India has won once again the “Star Performer Award” for its consistently upward growing export performance during the financial year 2016-17.

This is the third consecutive year that we have won this award in Export Excellence given by Engineering Export Promotion Council of India.

This recognition has both tangible and intangible benefits for ANDRITZ Hydro India, like recognition at highest level of EEPC, Embassy office, Directorate General of Foreign Trade and customs office. EEPC India is the premier trade and investment promotion organization in India catering to the Indian engineering sector and is sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India.

Our sincere congratulation to whole organization for this honor and recognition.

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