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September 2021: Pare HEP, Arunachal Pradesh

In November 2018, North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO), a central government owned utility, awarded ANDRITZ with the Operation and Maintenance contract for the Pare hydroelectric project (2x55 MW). Priorly, ANDRITZ has also supplied the complete electro-mechanical works for the project.

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In 2020-21, ANDRITZ O&M helped achieve a generation of 522 million units against the target of 465 million units for the same period, which was the highest generation ever achieved since the commissioning of the plant. Further, it gives immense pleasure to inform all that the annual generation even surpassed the designed energy target of 506.42 million units! The client has taken this achievement seriously and has even given ANDRITZ a letter of appreciation. A true delight that shows our commitment and dedication to our esteemed customer; a step in the right direction.

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NAM SAK hydroelectric project, Lao PDR

It gives ANDRITZ immense pleasure in sharing the news of signing the contract agreement for the electro-mechanical works of NAM SAK hydroelectric project in Lao PDR with PHONGSUBTHAVY Group which is one of the largest IPP's in Laos. The project consists of 3 units of 7.33 MW each.

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The scope under the contract comprises of design, engineering, supply, transportation of main inlet valves, turbines, generators, control system, 11 kV MV switchgear and plant auxiliaries, including supervision of installation and commissioning. This project will be the second contract from the same client where ANDRITZ had signed a contract for the electro-mechanical works of the Houay Ka-Ouane Hydroelectric Project in February 2021.

With this contract, ANDRITZ will further consolidate its position in Lao PDR and is proud of this contribution to the country's hydropower sector. 

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August 2021: ANDRITZ is awarded the EM contract for Teesta-III Dam Toe project

ANDRITZ signed the contract agreement for the electro-mechanical works of Teesta-III Dam Toe hydroelectric project on 12 August 2021.
 

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The scope comprises of design, manufacture, testing, supply, installation and commissioning of one unit horizontal Francis unit of 1.1 MW capacity and the main inlet valve, generator, transformer, control system, electrical power systems and balance of plant. Energy generated from the project shall be delivered at 11 kV.

ANDRITZ will continue to strive and deliver to its esteemed clients in the India region, showing its commitment to the hydropower sector.

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August 2021: ANDRITZ is awarded with the BoP contract from NHPC for Rangit-IV HEP

ANDRITZ is pleased to inform all that we have received the contract for the Balance of Plant (BoP) items for the Rangit Stage-IV (3x40 MW) project from Jal Power Corporation Ltd., a fully owned subsidiary of NHPC, which is India's largest Government owned hydropower developer.

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The scope of works will include design, supply, erection, testing and commissioning of 11 kV bus duct, generator step-up transformer, 220 kV GIS system, outdoor pothead yard, 245 kV GIB, 220 V DC system, protection system, MV switchgear system and auxiliary transformers, LV switchgear system and auxiliary transformers, illumination system, HVAC system, grounding system and Fire-fighting equipment.

With this contract, ANDRITZ continues to consolidate its position in the hydropower sector in India and contribute to its growth in the country.

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August 2021: Andritz participates in Hydro Asia 2021

ANDRITZ participated in the Hydro Power Asia conference 2021 where Mr. Rohit Uberoi, Vice President, Business Development, made a presentation on "Round the Clock Renewable Energy".

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It was highlighted that pumped storage technology is the most mature, cost-effective and widely deployed storage technology in the world as it provides additional flexibility to handle demand fluctuations and steep demand ramps.
The prime objective of "Round the Clock Energy" is to ensure grid stability. In today’s context, where the grids are dominated by renewable energy, this is of utmost importance.

ANDRITZ is one of the leading players in pumped storage technology and is currently constructing India's largest IPP based Pinnapuram PSP with a capacity of 1200 MW.

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August 2021: ANDRITZ to completely rehabilitate Kopili hydropower plant, India

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International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from Central Government owned utility, North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd. (NEEPCO Ltd.) for the complete rehabilitation of the electro-mechanical equipment of the 200 MW Kopili hydropower plant located on the Kopili River in Dima Hasao district of Assam, India. The project is expected to be finished until third quarter 2023.

Read more in the press release

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July 2021: HPP Tiloth, India – Successful commissioning of unit #3

At the beginning of July 2021, the unit #3 of Tiloth hydropower plant in India was successfully commissioned and handed over to the customer.

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In 2016, ANDRITZ received a contract for the rehabilitation and modernization of all three 30 MW units of the hydropower plant on the Bhagrathi River in Uttarkashi, India. ANDRITZ’ contractual scope comprises the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of three vertical Francis turbines, generator components, electronic governors, static excitation and protection systems, SCADA system, electrical and mechanical auxiliary systems as well as the refurbishment of existing equipment, such as spherical valves, transformers and switchyard equipment.

In the course of this contract, the unit #3, the second unit, was handed over to the ANDRITZ rehabilitation team in February 2020. Unfortunately, in mid-March 2020, all work at site was badly affected due to the global COVID-pandemic travel and quarantine restrictions. In September 2020, the ANDRITZ team was faced even with infected workers on site and in May 2021 due to increasing infections in the country all activities had to cease and the site had to be closed down completely.

Despite all hindrances and difficulties, the ANDRITZ team showed dedication and an excellent performance and recently completed the unit commissioning in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The unit is generating 30 MW + 10% COL while all other parameters are within the agreed range. The client’s Managing Director and Director (Operation) have both conveyed their good wishes for the excellent performance of the unit.

We want to thank the whole project team and all concerned departments for their excellent teamwork and the good co-operation in achieving this project milestone.

We are looking forward to the finalization of the contract with the commissioning of the third and last unit of this important project. With the successful execution of this project, ANDRITZ will further reinforce its position as a technology leader and reliable partner in developing hydropower in India.
 

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Technical Details:
Total output: 90 MW
Scope: 3 x 30 MW
Voltage: 11 kV
Head: 145 m
Speed: 128.6 rpm
Runner diameter: 1,620 mm

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July 2021: HPP Upper Tamakoshi, Nepal
Official inauguration by Prime Minister of Nepal

On July 5, 2021, Nepal’s Prime Minister inaugurated the Upper Tamakoshi project, a project of immense national pride. The first unit has started generating 76 MW and has been connected to Nepal’s national grid. On the occasion, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation, Mr. Bishnu Prasad Paudel, said that this would contribute 1% of the country’s gross domestic product. A total of six units will be synchronised to the grid in due course.
 

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ANDRITZ takes immense pride in being the preferred supplier for the complete electro-mechanical works of this prestigious project. ANDRITZ has also been instrumental in completing the balance hydro-mechanical works of this project after the project saw some setbacks while executing the penstock works.

The scope of contract for ANDRITZ included supply, installation, and commissioning of the entire electro-mechanical equipment. In addition, based on the excellent performance of ANDRITZ on the electro-mechanical works, an additional order for the penstock installation and on-site repairs has also been received.

Upper Tamakoshi is the largest hydropower plant in Nepal with an underground powerhouse. It has a total capacity of 456 MW to meet the country’s growing power demand. ANDRITZ remains committed to Nepal and its people and in achieving for Nepal a power surplus status once the complete commissioning of this project is achieved.

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Technical details:
Total output:456 MW
Scope: 6 × 76 MW
Head: 805 m
Voltage: 220 kV
Speed: 600 rpm 

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June 2021: HPP Punatsangchhu-I, Bhutan – Contract signing for a new computerized control system and protection system

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On May 30, 2021, Bhutan Automation & Engineering Limited (BHUTAN AUTOMATION) - a joint venture company of Druk Green Power Corporation, Bhutan and ANDRITZ HYDRO Private Limited, India - signed the contract agreement for design, engineering, manufacture, supply, erection, testing, and commissioning of the complete computerized control and protection system of the 1,200 MW Punatsangchhu-I Hydroelectric Project Authority (PHPA-I)

Located in the central part of Bhutan, PHPA-I is an intergovernmental project between the Governments of Bhutan and India. The hydropower project will consist of six Francis turbine generating units with a capacity of 200 MW each. After the completion of the project, the entire power plant comprised of various functional areas such as the powerhouse, dam, butterfly valves, etc. can be controlled remotely from one control room.

With a modern manufacturing facility in Chukha, BHUTAN AUTOMATION is also executing the contact package for the computerized control and protection system of the Punatsangchhu-II Hydroelectric Project Authority (PHPA-II), which was awarded to BHUTAN AUTOMATION by PHPA-II in December 2018. Further, BHUTAN AUTOMATION successfully completed the implementation of SCADA and control systems at the 60-MW Kurichu hydropower plant in 2020 with ANDRITZ state-of-the-art automation technology.

Technical Details:
Total output: 1,200 MW
Scope: 6 x 100 MW
Head: 338 m

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