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26/02/2024: PT ANDRITZ Hydro Keynotes Universitas Diponegoro Hydroelectric Workshop

Semarang, February 5, 2024 - Universitas Diponegoro's Hydroelectric Workshop on March 1, 2024, will feature PT ANDRITZ Hydro as the keynote speaker. Dr. Josef M. Ullmer, President Director and Regional Executives for Asia and Oceania will address "Changing the Role of Hydropower Assets for Grid Stability and OPEX Optimization." Edo Ronaldo, Business Development Manager, will discuss youth perspectives in the hydropower industry.

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PT Brantas Energi will also contribute to the relevancy of the workshop. The workshop aims to provide hands-on experience to mechanical engineering students and foster collaboration between academia and industry. Aligned with national initiatives, it emphasizes the importance of renewable energy for a sustainable future.

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20/02/2024: Welcome to ANDRITZ Hydro's World of Hydropower!

With 180 years of excellence, we've pioneered hydropower globally. Since 1996, PT ANDRITZ Hydro in Indonesia has led top-notch projects.

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Today, we're excited to launch our LinkedIn page—a dynamic hub for industry trends and updates. Follow us, engage, and let's make waves for a greener tomorrow! Our global impact spans 50+ countries, showcasing relentless innovation. 


Join ANDRITZ Hydro as we redefine sustainable energy.

Follow us:  https://www.linkedin.com/company/andritz-hydro-indonesia.

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09/02/2024: Welcoming the Year of Abundance! 

As the moon shines bright, casting its gentle glow on the world, we extend our warmest wishes to you this Lunar New Year! May the Year of the Dragon bring a tapestry of blessings, prosperity, and fulfilment.

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Just as the lanterns illuminate the night, may your path be lit with success and opportunities. Together, let's continue the journey towards shared goals and accomplishments, fostering a sense of unity and camaraderie.

Wishing you and your families a joyous Lunar New Year filled with laughter, love, and the promise of new beginnings.

PT ANDRITZ Hydro wishes you a very Happy Lunar New Year! 

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17/01/2024: Shaping a Sustainable Workforce in Indonesia's Growing Green Sector

PT ANDRITZ Hydro Initiated the Collaboration with GFA Consulting Group through Renewable Energy Skills Development (RESD) Projects.

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In the journey toward greener energy, Indonesia is shifting gears, narrowing its focus on renewables. Recently, a clear commitment to cleaner alternatives has been shown, marking a crucial moment in the nation's energy story. In a strategic alliance with the GFA Consulting Group, as the implementer of the Renewable Energy Skills Development (RESD) Project funded by the Swiss Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO, PT ANDRITZ Hydro is initiating to invest in a partnership and developing a new framework of industry professionals, highlighted during the official signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on January 10, 2024. Dr Josef M. Ullmer, President Director and Regional Executive of Southeast Asia, Australia-New Zealand, and Oceania, as the PT ANDRITZ Hydro representative, underscores the company's commitment to invest in a transformative partnership, strengthening renewable energy programs in state polytechnics and training institutions Balai Pelatihan Vokasi dan Produktivitas (BPVP). Further, this partnership shows PT ANDRITZ Hydro's dedication to shaping a sustainable future and positioning Indonesia as a global leader in cleaner energy practices.

Aligned with the RESD Project, PT ANDRITZ Hydro's commitment extends beyond curriculum enhancement. Practical aspects include internships, guest expert lectures, student recruitment, and joint events, emphasising the connection between the education sector and industry. Further, Mr. Martin Stottele, the RESD Team Leader, highlights the significance of these collaborations in enhancing Indonesia's renewable energy capacities. These initiatives address the immediate need for skilled professionals and reinforce Indonesia's strategic response to the evolving energy landscape, securing its global standing in sustainable practices.

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15/01/2024: PT ANDRITZ Hydro strengthens commitment to information security with ISO 27001:2022 certification.

Jakarta, December 2023 – In a noteworthy achievement, PT ANDRITZ Hydro has secured the ISO 27001:2022 certification from Bureau Veritas Indonesia, reaffirming the company's unwavering commitment to information security, cyber security, privacy protection, and security management. The globally recognized standard is a testament to PT ANDRITZ Hydro's dedication to ensuring the continuous confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information, in addition to stringent legal compliance.
 

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Awarded by Bureau Veritas, a global leader in certification services, the ISO 27001:2022 certification positions PT ANDRITZ Hydro as a frontrunner in adopting and adhering to international best practices for information security, cyber security, privacy protection, and security management.

PT ANDRITZ Hydro’s attainment of the ISO 27001:2022 certification reinforces its commitment to excellence and sets a benchmark within the industry for others to follow. Information security, cyber security, privacy protection, and security management continue to be critical aspects of modern business as well as the assets of our clients.

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21/12/2023: Christmas Narrative – The Hydropower Carols

In the hush of winter, a story unfolds,
Of partnerships cherished, more valuable than gold.

Our collaborative melody, a symphony so bright,
Echoing through the corridors, spreading delight.

Oh, 'tis the season, a tale to share,
Of the partnership, we've cultivated beyond compare.

As we navigate the year's sweet refrain,
Together, we'll prosper through joy and gain.

To the industry, a festive cheer,
In this season of joy and at the year's frontier.

PT ANDRITZ Hydro wishes hearts flow,
Merry Christmas! Let the festive spirit grow.

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11/12/2023: Powering the Future: Peusangan 1 project reaches energizing milestone

In a noteworthy stride towards transforming Aceh's energy landscape, the Peusangan Hydroelectric Project achieved a historic milestone on Thursday, November 2, 2023. The successful energization of Bay Line Direction Bireuen No. 1 & 2, Bay Line Direction Takengon No. 1 & 2, and Bay Kopel Main Substation (Switchyard) 150 kV PLTA Peusangan Unit #1 has significantly bolstered electricity reliability, particularly in Central Aceh Regency.

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The event unfolded at the Peusangan Hydroelectric Power Project Switchyard, drawing critical figures from the energy sector. Nove Ardianto, Manager of PT PLN (Persero) UPP Sumbagut 2, led the gathering, joined by teams from PT PLN (Persero) Pusertif, PT PLN (Persero) UIP3B Sumatra, PT PLN (Persero) UP2B Sumbagut, PT PLN (Persero) UPT Banda Aceh, and representatives from Contractor Andritz Hydro GmbH. A collaborative effort with Indian engineers also played a crucial role in this achievement, further enhancing the project's global expertise.

This success marks a significant achievement for the Power Station of Peusangan Hydroelectric Power Project of the Peusangan PLTA, receiving accolades from Hening Kyat Pamungkas, GM PLN UIP SBU, who highlighted the project's receipt of a voltage-worthy recommendation during the electricity system testing.

Simultaneously, the Peusangan Hydroelectric Power Project achieved another breakthrough with the energization of Switchyard No. 1 on the same day, marking a transformative moment for the Indonesian energy sector, especially in the northern region of Sumatra.

Strategically positioned near the ports of Lhokseumawe, the Peusangan Hydroelectric Power Project comprises two hydropower stations, Peusangan 1 and Peusangan 2, with a combined generation capacity of 88 MW. The seamless execution of Switchyard No. 1's energization showcased the technical prowess of the project team and the collaborative efforts that included the valuable input of Indian engineers.

PT PLN's unwavering support was pivotal in this achievement, facilitating efficient power transmission and distribution. As Peusangan 1 and 2 boast a combined capacity of 88 MW, this project is set to impact the region's electricity supply, meeting the escalating demands of industry and households.

Looking ahead, this milestone serves as a beacon for the ongoing development of the Peusangan Hydroelectric Power Project, signaling a promising era for the power sector in the northern region of Sumatra Island. The successful collaboration between the project team, PT PLN, and international partners, including Indian engineers, is a testament to their commitment to powering Indonesia's sustainable and electrifying future.

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05/12/2023: Innovation, collaboration, and commitment: ANDRITZ Hydro's vision for COP28 and beyond

As we approach COP28, ANDRITZ Hydro proudly supports the fight against climate change in the hydropower industry. Committed to achieving carbon neutrality through innovation, we are a world market leader for hydropower solutions. We prioritise ecosystem preservation and community engagement in our projects because we recognise the importance of responsible business practices and global action. As COP28 approaches, we eagerly share our progress and collaborate with others to create a sustainable future. 

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Let's work together to amplify hydropower's impact in combating climate change and secure an environmentally conscious future. With a focus on hydropower, we contribute to the Paris Agreement's goals, ensuring our projects provide clean energy and positively impact local communities and ecosystems. ANDRITZ Hydro invites stakeholders to join us in this journey, combining efforts to pave the way for a resilient and sustainable tomorrow. Together, let's shape a future where hydropower leads the charge in addressing climate challenges for the benefit of future generations.

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09/11/2023: World Hydropower Congress 2023 – Come together of the hydropower community!

The World Hydropower Congress 2023, held in Indonesia, brought together key decision-makers, energy experts, and industry leaders from the global hydropower community. More than 300 organizations from 43 countries participated in this biennial event, which spanned three days and featured intensive discussions and knowledge sharing.

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The congress was inaugurated by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, and it facilitated insights and contributions from officials and high-ranking delegates from Indonesia and various other countries. ANDRITZ also left a strong footprint at this event. Frederic Sauze, the CEO of ANDRITZ Hydro and a newly elected member of the International Hydropower Association (IHA) board, delivered a speech at the opening plenary. We chaired a session and provided panelists for dedicated sessions and our booth served as a hub for engaging discussions with high-ranking representatives and groups from over 30 countries. A particular highlight for ANDRITZ was our successful Networking dinner, which saw the participation of almost 200 attendees.

As part of the official schedule organized by the International Hydropower Association (IHA), IHA and ANDRITZ collaborated to arrange a sight visit to the Cirata Hydropower Plant (8 x 126 MW), offering participants a firsthand look at hydropower operations in the region. This event was a significant milestone for the hydropower industry in 2023, fostering collaboration and the exchange of ideas and experiences among global stakeholders.

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19/10/2023: AUSTRIA CONNECT - The Austrian Business Conference in Southeast Asia

The first AUSTRIA CONNECT in Southeast Asia took place in Singapore from October 11 to 13, 2023. The entire event was dedicated to the theme of "Southeast Asia is going green!?" and key issues around the topic of "Circular Economy" were discussed.

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Organized by the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber’s Foreign Trade Centers in Southeast Asia, AUSTRIA CONNECT Southeast Asia is the ideal networking platform for Austrian companies with business interests in the region and is a perfect opportunity for both already active and interested companies to get to know the market and important key players. 

Opening speeches were held by Dr. Harald Mahrer, President Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, H. E. Dr. Elisabeth Kornfeind, Director General, Austrian Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs and Ms. Low Yen Ling, Minister of State, Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth & Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore.
The three-day event provided ample opportunities for networking, exchanging ideas and establishing connection between Southeast Asia and Austria. In addition to the classical conference program, interesting and advanced workshops were also offered.

ANDRITZ was pleased not only to be a gold sponsor of the event, but Dr. Josef M. Ullmer, President Director and Regional Executive Asia, Oceania – ANDRITZ Hydro, was also speaking on Panel IV on the topic "Sustainable energy: A move towards net zero - How we can manage the energy transition".

ANDRITZ has a strong presence in Southeast Asia and has been active in this region for many decades as a supplier of electro- and hydromechanical equipment and services for hydropower plants. We are strongly committed to the energy transition. We believe in a green, clean, and sustainable future. Hydropower, as the largest producer of renewable energy, makes an essential contribution to achieving the global net-zero targets.

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12/10/2023: Powering Sustainable Growth

Join us in Bali for the 2023 World Hydropower Congress

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The 2023 World Hydropower Congress will take place at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center on the Indonesian island of Bali, from October 31st to November 2nd, 2023. Over 200 high level speakers from governments, industry, finance, research, and civil society are expected to participate in over 30 sessions. The event will cover key issues such as clean energy security and flexibility (pumped storage hydropower, innovation, renewables working together, grid integration and interconnections), climate mitigation, resilience and adaptation, water use, the water-energy-food nexus, sustainability, policy, finance, and many more. 

ANDRITZ is not only a proud member of the @International Hydropower Association, but also a Supporting Partner of the 2023 World Hydropower Congress. Our ANDRITZ GROUP Executive Board Member and CEO of ANDRITZ Hydro, Frédéric Sauze will speak at Opening Plenary: Powering Sustainable Growth. We are also pleased to host a session on how hydropower can contribute to flexible, stable and low-carbon grids together with participation in other two parallel sessions i.e., Europe's Energy Security Crisis: The Global Lessons for Hydropower, and Transforming the Hydropower Workplace for a Just Transition. We are also welcome you all to visit us at ANDRITZ booth to share and discuss new ideas, latest trends, best practices, and more within the hydropower industry.

ANDRITZ is an important partner for hydropower development in the region with a strong base in Indonesia for many decades. We are looking forward to meeting you at the world's most important congress for sustainable hydropower! “Selamat Datang / A warm welcome !”

For more information and register pls. click here https://www.worldhydropowercongress.org/about/2023-congress

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03/10/2023: ANDRITZ at the Nusantara Power Connect 2023 in JCC, Indonesia

ANDRITZ participated for the 8th time in the NP Connect (formerly PJB Connect), which took place from September 11 – 12, 2023, at Jakarta Convention Center (JCC) and under the theme “Strengthening the Base and Expanding the Business”.

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As one of the strategic partners of PT PLN Nusantara Power, ANDRITZ was pleased to be invited to this exclusive, high-level business meeting to discuss possible cooperation in the development of new hydropower and renewable energy technologies.

ANDRITZ also participated in the conference program with an interesting presentation, held by Matthias Strohal, Division Manager Service & Rehabilitation, Head of Operation & Maintenance, titled “Empowering the Future: Hydropower and their Crucial Role in Intermittent Power Supply”.

We would like to thank you all for taking the time to visit our booth at the NP Connect 2023. We were happy to meet you there!

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29/09/2023: Another success with Bukaka Group of Indonesia – Merangin Mini Hydropower Plant

We are glad to announce that on 5th of September 2023, a consortium of PT ANDRITZ Hydro, Indonesia and ANDRITZ Hydro Private Limited, India signed a new contract for the Merangin mini hydropower plant located in Jambi Province, Indonesia.

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This is the third consecutive success with the Bukaka Group, following the successful completion of Cikandang and Cikaengan-1 mini hydropower plants in 2021 and 2022 respectively. HPP Merangin consists of...

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20/02 2023: Peusangan 1 and 2, Aceh province – Installation milestone

On February 6, 2023, the first stator at hydropower plant Peusangan 1 has been successfully lowered into the pit.

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Peusangan 1 consists of underground powerhouse while Peusangan 2 has a surface powerhouse. Both are run-of-river power plants, located on the Peusangan River and adjacent to Lake Laut Tawar in the central region of Aceh Province in the northwest of Sumatera.

ANDRITZ Hydro’s scope of supply for Peusangan 1 and 2 comprises vertical Francis turbines, generators, transformer, 150kV switchyard, cranes and comprehensive mechanical and electrical auxiliaries

With an expected annual output of 327 GWh of electric energy, Peusangan 1 and 2 will be the first large hydropower plants in the region. The commencement of commercial operation of Peusangan 1 is planned for beginning of 2024.

Technical Data
Peusangan 1: 
Output: 2 x 23.1 MW / 2 x 26.5 MVA
Head: 205.3m
Voltage: 11 kV
Speed: 600 rpm
Runner Diameter: 1,200 mm

Peusangan 2:
Output:2 x 22 MW / 2 x 25.3 MVA
Head: 187.7m
Voltage: 11 kV
Speed: 600 rpm
Runner Diameter: 1,200 m

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09/02 2023: Asahan 3, North Sumatera – Successful Pressure Test of Bifurcation

On January 25, 2023, the pressure test of the bifurcation at Asahan 3, Indonesia has been successfully completed.

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The project is located downstream of Lake Toba on the Asahan River and southeast of the city of Medan, North Sumatera, Sumatera Island.

In September 2019, ANDRITZ signed a contract with the state-owned utility PT. Perusahaan Listrik Negara (Persero) (PLN) for the hydro-mechanical equipment and metal works at the Asahan 3 hydropower plant. ANDRITZ’ scope of supply comprises 12 roller gates, six intake trash racks, one intake trash rack cleaning machine, steel penstock with bifurcation, two draft tube roller gates, all with hoists and stop logs, as well as a butterfly valve with a diameter of 5.3 m. An international ANDRITZ Hydro team from Austria and Indonesia executes the project together. Completion and commissioning are scheduled for April 2024. 

This contract award is another outstanding achievement and contributes to an over a century long success story of ANDRITZ in Indonesia. Continuing its dedication and excellence in supplying electro-mechanical equipment and full life cycle services “from water-to-wire" for hydropower projects to all its customers for the benefit of the people of Indonesia.

Technical Specification of Bifurcation:

Inlet Diameter / Outlet Diameter: ID 5100 mm / ID 3800 mm
Bifurcation Material / Thickness: S 460 ML / t=59 mm
Sickle Material / Thickness: S 460 ML-Z35 (anti lamella-tearing material) / t=80 mm
Assembly Weight (including bulkheads for pressure test):    106.5 Ton
Static Head: 200.10 m
Design Head (including water hammer): 241.10 m ( Design Pressure 23.64 bar)
Hydrostatic Test Pressure: Test pressure: 26 bar (1.1 x Design Pressure) 

  • Pressure Test Assembly: The Bifurcation was assembled with bulkheads and adjacent upstream pipe ID 5100 and downstream pipes ID 3800 mm with total assembly weight of 106.5 Ton
  • Required water volume: Approx. 306 m3

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14/10 2022: PJB Connect 2022

On October 4th - 6th, 2022, PT ANDRITZ Hydro participated on PJB CONNECT 2022 Exhibition & Conference in JATIM International Expo Surabaya which an extraordinary moment for PT.

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Pembangkitan Jawa-Bali’s (PJB) to celebrate PJB’s contribution for the electric energy generation in Jawa-Bali together with local stakeholders and foreign suppliers.

The opening ceremony was conducted by the Governor of East Java, Mrs. Khofifah Indar Parawansa and Mr. Ruly Firmansyah as a Director of PT. Pembangkitan Jawa-Bali which now has changed to PT. PLN Nusantara Power. The existence of PJB Connect will bring good synergies between power companies, utilities, academics, and investors to strengthen the communication and find synergies to start projects and business on a large scale. This is evidence of Indonesia's commitment as part of the global community in climate change mitigation actions to achieve Net Zero Emission (NZE).

Our Country Manager for Service & Rehab, Matthias Strohal, was awarded as ‘The Best Advance Technology Presenter’ during the event. We are proud of Matthias achievement, which underlines ANDRITZ Hydro’s dedication to the electricity industry in Indonesia and particular PT PLN Nusantara Power.

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27/09 2022: PJB CONNECT 2022 Exhibition & Conference 2022

PJB CONNECT 2022 Exhibition & Conference which will be held from October 4th - 6th 2022 in JATIM International Expo Surabaya is an extraordinary moment for PT. Pembangkitan Jawa-Bali’s (PJB) to celebrate PJB’s contribution for the electric energy generation in Jawa-Bali together with their domestic and foreign suppliers.

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This year, ANDRITZ Hydro supplies and services for the largest hydroelectric power plant in Indonesia, with a total installed capacity of 1,008 MW, have been recognized by PT. Pembangkitan Jawa-Bali’s (PJB) Power Generation Unit Cirata with the “Best Supplier and Services Award 2022”.

Hence ANDRITZ Hydro is proud to participate at this prestigious event with presentations of “Hybrid Operation of Floating Solar and Existing Hydro Power Plants and Off-river Hydro Pump Storage solutions to offset the intermittences of Solar and Wind” and “Benefit of Big Data to Optimize Power Generation with focused Operation and Maintenance Activities”.

ANDRITZ Hydro is looking forward to welcome you for a face-to-face interaction so much missed after COVID-19 restriction to our booth at B10 to discuss the latest trends from small to large hydro including Pump Storage Hydropower Plants as well as the use of big data for preventive maintenance.

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26/08 2022: ANDRITZ Hydro Indonesia honoured with the “Best Supplier” 2022 award by PJB Cirata

This year, ANDRITZ Hydro‘s services for the largest hydroelectric power plant in Indonesia, with a total installed capacity of 1,008 MW, was recognized by PT. Pembangkitan Jawa-Bali’s (PJB) Power Generation Unit Cirata by receiving the “Best Supplier” award. 

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ANDRITZ Hydro supplied the last HIPASE excitation and electrical protection system for the remaining units. After the final commissioning in November this year, all units will run with the latest state-of-the-art HIPASE excitation and protection system.

Also, the very challenging repair of the 32 rotor poles of unit no. 7 has been successfully executed within 25 days at site on 31st July 2022, which the whole team is very proud of.

ANDRITZ Hydro is committed to continue its dedication and excellence in supplying electro-mechanical equipment and full-life cycle services from “water-to-wire" for hydropower projects to all our customers for the benefit of Indonesian society. 

We are thankful for the recognition of our long successful cooperation with PJB, delivering highest quality state-of-the-art equipment and continuing to achieve outstanding performance.

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17/08 2022: 77th Indonesian Independence Day 

PT ANDRITZ Hydro wishes to convey our warmest congratulation on the celebration of the 77th Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia.

01/08 2022: Cikaengan 1, Indonesia – Starting commercial operation 

Cikaengan 1 Mini Hydropower Plant, with a capacity of 3 x 1.748 MW, is located in Garut, West Java and utilizes the Cikaengan River to produce renewable hydroelectric energy.

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In May 2017, ANDRITZ signed the contract with PT. Petro Hidro Optima, a subsidiary of The Kalla Group, for the design, manufacturing, transport, installation and commissioning of the turbines, generators, electric overhead travelling (EOT) crane, mechanical and electrical balance of plant, protection and automation of Cikaengan 1.

The management of PT. Petro Hidro Optima proudly highlighted that Cikaengan 1 Mini Hydropower Plant has successfully achieved Commercial Operations Date (COD) as originally planned and contractually committed in their power purchase agreement. Therefore, they conveyed their gratitude and thanks to ANDRITZ as well to PT. Petro Hidro Optima project teams which constructively worked together to achieve the challenging timeline, even during restrictions because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mr. Josef M. Ullmer, President Director of PT. ANDRITZ Hydro would like to thank PT. Petro Hidro Optima management and project team for their excellent cooperation during project execution and to achieve COD.

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April 2022: Challenges and opportunities in hydropower development

Listrik Indonesia Magazine together with the Indonesia Hydropower Association (INAHA), the Hydropower Developers Association (APPLTA) supported by PT Andritz Hydro held a virtual event titled Accelerating Indonesia's Energy Transition: Challenges and Opportunities for Hydro Power Development on Wednesday April 20th, 2022.

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Also present at the event were the Chairperson of the Expert Council of the Indonesian Electricity Magazine Herman Darnel Ibrahim, the Director General of Electricity at the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Rida Mulyana. In addition, also present as speakers include Nasri Sebayang Chairman of INAHA, Zulfan Zahar Chairman of APPLTA, Zainal Arifin EVP Engineering & Technology PT PLN (Persero), Nick Wright Senior Vice President Sarawak Energy, Stephan Garnier Lead Energy Specialist, Energy Program Coordinator for Indonesia and Timor Leste, M. Sofyan Vice Chairman of INAHA and Josef M. Ullmer President Director of PT ANDRITZ Hydro.

In the Webinar, Nasri Sebayang said, the development of a sustainable Hydroelectric Power Plant generally takes a long time, namely through the Initial Stage that have been implemented, the Preparation Stage, the Construction Stage (Implementation Stage) and the Operation Stage in order to be able to answer the challenges in terms of technical, environmental, social, economic and funding aspects.

"For this reason, it is now necessary to begin preparation and implementation activities for the development and establishment of hydropower in Indonesia because 2030 is basically short enough to be able to build hydropower according to the target," said Nasri.

Meanwhile, Zainal Arifin revealed, in the 2021-2030 PLN RUPTL there is a plan to add hydropower, mini hydro power plant and pump storage to reach 10.4 GW by 2030. To achieve a 23% energy mixture, a gradual addition of 4.2 GW of hydropower, mini hydro power plant and pump storage is required with system requirements. He mentioned that the Jatigede hydro power plant is under construction at 110 MW, Peusangan 1-2 at 88 MW, Asahan III 174 MW and Upper Cisokan 1040 MW.

Seeing such great potential, ANDRITZ Hydro also supports hydroelectric power projects in Indonesia. Josef M. Ullmer describes some of the projects that ANDRITZ Hydro has worked on. ANDRITZ Hydro is one of the world's largest suppliers of hydroelectric electro-mechanical equipment with more than 180 years of experience and has built more than 430,000 MW of hydropower plants worldwide.

Until now, PT ANDRITZ Hydro has contributed to the construction of 36 hydropower plants with a total installed capacity of 2,300 MW, micro hydro power plants with a total installed capacity of more than 170 MW as many as 46 units and rehabilitating more than 350 MW both hydropower and hydropower plants. On September 4th, 2019, PT ANDRITZ Hydro has signed a contract for the construction of PLTA Asahan 3 with a capacity of 2 x 87 MW for hydro-mechanical work (Penstock and Gates).

In addition, Zulfan Zahar highlighted the development of hydropower in Indonesia. According to him, so that new renewable energy (NRE) in Indonesia can develop quickly, make NRE a priority, then PLN must use NRE in development planning, tariffs with reasonable returns, direct project appointments, feed-in tariffs for small-scale capacities. "What needs to be considered again is related to the Power Purchase Agreement (PPA), bankable financing, fairness of risk sharing and BOOT as an option," concluded Zulfan.

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April 2022: Decoration of Honor in Gold for Services to the Republic of Austria for Dr. Josef M. Ullmer, President Director of PT ANDRITZ Hydro Indonesia and Senior Vice President Asia and Oceania

On Friday, 25 of March 2022, the Charge d’Affaires of the Austrian Embassy Jakarta, Philipp Roessl BA, MAIS, conferred to Dr. Josef M. Ullmer the Decoration of Honor in Gold for services to the Republic of Austria awarded by the President of the Republic of Austria, H.E. Alexander van der Bellen.

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During the Award Reception Philipp Roessl highlighted Dr. Josef M. Ullmer’s contribution to promoting Austrian technology and expertise in the field of hydro power generation to utilize sustainable renewable energy resources for carbon free emission electricity generation.

“During his nearly 4-decade long career with Andritz, Dr. Josef M. Ullmer succeeded with the strong support from his Austrian and Asian colleagues in the design, manufacturing, supply, installation and commissioning of more than 28.000 MW of hydro power plants for numerous world-famous clients in Asia and Oceania – 2.863MW of which were installed in Indonesia alone – producing clean renewable electricity and more are under construction.

In addition to his achievements in the field of renewable energy and in his business endeavors, Dr. Josef M. Ulmer has also set an example with his social activities. His high social values are expressed through contributions such as fund raising to enable technical graduate students to achieve their graduation during 1998 Asian Financial Crisis, supporting victims of the 2004 Tsunami, providing funds for the rehabilitation of drug addicts in Bhutan, and through providing ambulances for a center for children with disabilities in Shimla, India. 

Dr. Josef M. Ullmer is an extraordinary Austrian whose internationally recognized success, cultural awareness, social commitment, and active promotion of Austrian know-how and expertise have strengthened the image of Austria and its people abroad. He has thus acted as an Austrian Brand and Cultural Ambassador actively improving Austria’s reputation abroad." said Mr. Philipp Roessl.

During his thank you note, Dr. Josef M. Ullmer pointed out his humble gratefulness for this Austrian Award recognizing his hard work and commitment to Austrian success.

"If you want to be successful, you have to be committed, but commitment and hard work also depend on the circumstances. So there needs to be a combination of hard work, luck and opportunity. Some opportunities are created and others must be sought. Many people only remember success, but I must confess my first assignment in Indonesia was to close our operation and exit Indonesia. Obviously, I failed my first assignment as I am still here and have created a strong sustainable Andritz company in Indonesia and many more in Asia and Oceania in my career. 
This all would not be possible with the support of all my colleagues who contributed tremendously to this success. Hence, I never forget them as well as my understanding and supporting family to make this happen. Who helped me stand up when I fell, who supported me continuously and tirelessly. 
It’s important to stay positive especially in these complicated times of social distancing based on Covid as well as uncertainties of the current conflict in the Ukraine. But most of all it is important to stop global warming and to accelerate the energy transition to achieve net zero carbon emission as quickly as possible. 
This, of course, has always been one of my main missions, which in recent years has become increasingly important. The issue of climate change cannot be tackled alone but requires a worldwide commitment.”

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March 2022: ANDRITZ Hydro locations in India and Indonesia obtained the ISO 55001 Asset Management System certification

The global ISO 55001 standard establishes the requirements to guarantee an asset management system aimed at maximizing performance and mitigating risks.

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ANDRITZ positions itself as a first-rate partner for operation and maintenance of hydro power plants and is expanding this service business gradually. For better support of this market approach, the ISO 55001 standard certification for the O&M asset management system is being implemented step-by-step worldwide.

With the growing demand for optimization of operation and maintenance services of hydropower plants also in India and Southeast Asia, ANDRITZ Hydro India and ANDRITZ Hydro Indonesia have both successfully finished the ISO 55001 Asset Management System (AMS) certification. Already in December 2020, ANDRITZ Hydro Italy was the first location, successfully certified. 

With fully functional local monitoring centers, the O&M teams in both countries are pleased and proud to serve and to optimize the performance of our clients’ hydropower assets and hence increase their revenues.

Check out the certificate ISO 5501 for Indonesia.

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February 2022: Minakami, Japan – Refurbishment of Francis turbine unit

End of 2021, ANDRITZ was awarded a contract from TEPCO Renewable Power, Inc. for the refurbishment of the generation unit of the Minakami Hydro Power Station, located on the river Tone in Gunma Prefecture, Japan.

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Project objectives are replacement of the turbine including MIV, the generator, high-pressure unit and the control systems. The scope of the contract comprises design, engineering, procurement, manufacture, supply, erection supervision and commissioning of the 19,65 MW Francis unit.

The new turbine for the generating unit of Minakami is going to be manufactured in Ravensburg, Germany whereas the generator will be manufactured by ANDRITZ in Bhopal, India. An international team of ANDRITZ from Germany, India, and Japan is going to execute the project. Commissioning is scheduled for Spring 2025.
This contract is an important step for Compact Hydro and ANDRITZ is proud to be part of this refurbishment.

Technical details:
Electrical output: 21,4 MVA
Turbine mechanical output: 1 x 19,65 MW
Head: 127,41 m
Voltage: 11 kV
Speed: 375 rpm
Runner diameter: 1,510 mm
 

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February 2022: Cikaengan 2, Indonesia - Take Over Certificate obtained 

Cikaengan 2 is a mini hydropower plant with a capacity of 2 x 3.65 MW and is located in Garut Regency, West Java, Indonesia. The plant utilizes the Cikaengan River to produce renewable and sustainable electrical power.

In December 2016, ANDRITZ signed the contract with PT. Cikaengan Tirta Energi, a subsidiary of Nippon Koei Japan, for the design, manufacturing, transportation, installation, and commissioning of the penstock, gates, complete electro-mechanical equipment, as well as for the electrical and mechanical Balance of Plant, communication and control protection and excitation systems including a 20 kV distribution line for power evacuation and own use.

In November 2021, the Cikaengan 2 mini hydropower plant has successfully obtained the TOC (Taking Over Certificate). 

Technical Data: 
Output: 2 x 3.82 MW
Head : 101.55 m
Voltage: 6.6 kV
Speed: 750 rpm 
Runner diameter: 780 mm

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January 2022: Asahan 3, Indonesia – On-site manufacturing has begun

In October 2021, the on-site manufacturing of the penstocks for Asahan 3, Indonesia has begun.

The project is located downstream of Lake Toba on the Asahan River and southeast of the city of Medan, North Sumatera, Sumatera Island.

In September 2019, ANDRITZ signed a contract with the state-owned utility PT. Perusahaan Listrik Negara (Persero) (PLN) for the hydro-mechanical equipment and metal works at the Asahan 3 hydropower plant. ANDRITZ’ scope of supply comprises 12 roller gates, six intake trash racks, one Intake Trashrack Cleaning Machine, steel penstock with bifurcation, two draft tube roller gates, all with hoists and stop logs, as well as a butterfly valve with a diameter of 5.3m. An international ANDRITZ Hydro team from Austria and Hydro Indonesia executes the project together. Completion and commissioning are planned for February 2024. 

Asahan 3 will add a total capacity of 174 MW of renewable sustainable green energy to PLN’s transmission network in Sumatra and is an important milestone for Indonesia’s regional electricity grid development, generating dependable low-cost electricity, and adding to the country’s commitment to increase the share of renewables in its total energy mix. 

This contract award is another outstanding achievement and contributes to an over a century long success story of ANDRITZ in Indonesia. Continuing its dedication and excellence in supplying electro-mechanical equipment and full life cycle services “from water-to-wire" for hydropower projects to all of its customers for the benefit of the people of Indonesia. 

Technical Data
Total output: 174 MW (2 x 87MW)
Penstock length: 337 m
Penstock diameter: 5.3/ 5.1/ 3.8/ 3.3/ 2.9 m
Steel: 1,575 tonnes
Static Pressure: 200.10 mWC
Design Pressure: 247.51 mWC
Height of Surge Tank: 50 m
Diameter of Surge Tank: 14.00 m

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December 2021: We sincerely wish you and your family all the best for the festive season and a happy, successful, joyful and above all healthy year 2022!

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December 2021: EBTKE ConEx 2021 – Webinar

The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Indonesia EBTKE ConEx 2021 is an integrated event dedicated to drive the growth and development of sustainable energy in Indonesia to reach net zero emission.

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The Expert Panels of speakers included:

  • Mr. M. Riza Husni, Chairman of the Hydropower Plant Developers Association (APPLTA), 'Government Role on Renewable Energy Development'
  • Mr. Nasri Sebayang, Chairman of the Indonesia Hydropower Association (INAHA), 'Hydro Power role and development strategy to support Indonesia Commitment on NCD'
  • Mr. M. Sofyan (INAHA) 'The role of hydro Pump Storage to support VRE penetration in energy transition era'
  • Mr. Nick Wright, Senior Vice President Sarawak Energy 'Lesson Learnt from the development of Sarawak Score to establish PT Kayan Hydropower Nusantara – and develop Mentarang River'

Our President Director of PT. ANDRITZ Hydro, Dr. Josef M. Ullmer presented the “Energy Transition Challenges and the Role of Hydro Power to Reach Net Zero Carbon Emission for Indonesia” on 24th November 2021. We would like to thanks to EBTKE, all the speakers and more than 120 participants.

Everybody realized that it takes months to build solar but years of careful planning and execution to build the hydro power plant necessary to add intermittent renewable energy from solar and wind into the system. Therefore, we need to start now.

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November 2021: ANDRITZ at the international webinar: Indonesia and Korea Enhancing Special Strategic Partnership and Co-prosperity

PT. ANDRITZ Hydro proud to attend the international webinar: Indonesia and Korea Enhancing Special Strategic Partnership and Co-prosperity on November 9, 2021. 

Source: RMOL Network

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This event was organized by The Korean Center of RMOL Network. The keynote speakers are Mr. Erick Thohir, Minister of State-Owned Enterprises Indonesia, His Excellency Mr. Park Tae-sung, Ambassador of South Korea to Indonesia, Mr. Umar Hadi, Former Ambassador of Republic of Indonesia to Republic of Korea and Ms. Meutya Hafid, Chairwoman of Commission I of the House of Representatives of the Republic of Indonesia.

This webinar also attended by His Excellency Mr. Radames Gomez, Ambassador of Venezuela to Indonesia and Mr. Josef M. Ullmer, President Director of PT. ANDRITZ Hydro.

Andritz Hydro is proud to have a long association and cooperation with Korean companies in Indonesia in the field of renewable green energy on hydro power. ANDRITZ Hydro be able to be the equipment partner for WAMPU HEPP Project (Korea Midland Power Co., Ltd. - KOMIPO) and HASANG HEPP Project (PT Binsar Natorang Energi).

We look forward for many upcoming projects and the development of renewable energy sector in the future.

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August 2021: Hasang Hydroelectric Power Plant

Hasang Hydroelectric Power Plant utilizes the Aek Kualu River, which empties into Lake Toba to generate electricity.

Hasang Hydroelectric Power Plant – Shaft Mounted Oil Pump (SMOP) Installation

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The electricity supply from Hasang Hydroelectric Power Plant with capacity 3 x 17 MW will strengthen the electricity system in Sumatra, especially for the Toba Samosir region that recently developed as the main tourism destination in North Sumatra. Towards a sustainable green energy, PT PEN Indonesia has trusted ANDRITZ Hydro with the Hasang project whose contract signing was in December 2016. The works that ANDRITZ Hydro has delivered successfully in this project include amongst others the complete electromechanical installation as well as commissioning.

In 2021, to realize the continuity in good service and cooperation with client, ANDRITZ Hydro support the client with the Shaft Mounted Oil Pump (SMOP) Installation service in this project. Despite the Covid-19 period, ANDRITZ Hydro team are active to continue the installation and commissioning activities on ongoing project by implementing the strict health protocol according to the government of Indonesia regulations in order to ensure timely completion of the Projects to the full satisfaction of our Customers.

Hasang Hydroelectric Power Plant – Shaft Mounted Oil Pump (SMOP) Installation

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August 2021: Peusangan Hydroelectric Power Plant 1 & 2

Peusangan Hydroelectric Power Plant complex located in the Silih Nara area consist of Peusangan 1 & 2, Central Aceh Regency, which planned to generate electricity with a total capacity of 86 MW. 

Peusangan Hydroelectric Power Plant – Switchyard Installation

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Despite the Covid-19 period and restrictions, ANDRITZ Hydro Teams are active to continue the installation and commissioning activities for the projects by implementing the strict health protocol according to the government of Indonesia regulations in order to ensure timely completion of the Projects to the full satisfaction of our customer, PT PLN Persero.

Peusangan Hydroelectric Power Plant – Progress Inside the Powerhouse

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June 2021: Cikandang

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CIKANDANG Mini Hydro Power Plant, with a capacity of 3 x 2 MW is located in Garut on West Java, utilizes the Cikandang River to produce renewable sustainable hydroelectric energy. In January 2019, ANDRITZ Hydro signed the contract with PT. Republika Mandiri Energi, subsidiary of Kalla Group, for the design, manufacture, supply and supervision of installation and commissioning of with the Turbine, Generator, EPS & SCADA for Cikandang HEPP and fully support for the machine configuration for PT. Republika Mandiri Energi. 

On the inauguration ceremony, the Director of PT. Republika Mandiri Energi, Mr. Teguh Wicaksana Sari proudly highlighted that Cikandang Mini Hydro Powerplant has been successfully reach COD (Commercial Operation Date) as originally planned & contractually committed in their Power Purchase Agreement. Therefore, his gratitude and thanks goes to ANDRITZ Hydro as well to PT. Republika Mandiri Energi project team which constructively work together to achieve this challenging timeline. During the restriction of COVID-19, ANDRITZ Hydro still can achieve the COD on time.

Mr. Josef M. Ullmer, CEO of PT. ANDRITZ Hydro, in his speech on the inauguration day, thanked PT. Republika Mandiri Energi project team for the good cooperation to achieve the contractual COD with excellent performance of our supplies in the complete power plant.

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June 2021: Expat Award 2020 goes to CEO Josef Ullmer of ANDRITZ HYDRO Indonesia

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Mr. Josef Ullmer, President Director of ANDRITZ Hydro in Indonesia, received the Expat Award of the Austrian Economic Chamber to honor his year-long dedication and contribution to the development of hydropower in Asia and Oceania.

The Austrian Export Prizes for 2020 were awarded last week by Harald Mahrer, the president of the Austrian Economic Chamber, watched by a large audience that had tuned in digitally. Just like every year, public attention was once again squarely on Austria’s top exporters. The Export Prizes honor the exceptional involvement and success achieved by Austrian companies on international markets in six categories.

The Expat Award goes to Josef M. Ullmer, the President Director of ANDRITZ Hydro in Indonesia, who as MD and CEO of ANDRITZ Hydro India has already played a decisive role in the company’s success in India and Southern Asia from 2015 to 2019. He is also in charge of ANDRITZ Hydro’s business development and growth in Asia, Australia and Oceania. ANDRITZ’s Hydro business segment has made it the world’s largest provider on the hydraulic power generation and power station renovation market and a beacon provider of innovative technology.

Josef is grateful to receive this prestigious recognition from The Federal Economic Chamber Austria and dedicated this award to all the many supportive colleagues in Austria, Asia and Oceania, who made the continuous export success of ANDRITZ Hydro possible.

The award winners: https://lnkd.in/emr48mS

We congratulate Mr. Ullmer to this award and thank him for his excellent work for our company and the hydropower market.

12/10/2023: Powering Sustainable Growth

Join us in Bali for the 2023 World Hydropower Congress

The 2023 World Hydropower Congress will take place at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center on the Indonesian island of Bali, from October 31st to November 2nd, 2023. Over 200 high level speakers from governments, industry, finance, research, and civil society are expected to participate in over 30 sessions. The event will cover key issues such as clean energy security and flexibility (pumped storage hydropower, innovation, renewables working together, grid integration and interconnections), climate mitigation, resilience and adaptation, water use, the water-energy-food nexus, sustainability, policy, finance, and many more. 

ANDRITZ is not only a proud member of the @International Hydropower Association, but also a Supporting Partner of the 2023 World Hydropower Congress. Our ANDRITZ GROUP Executive Board Member and CEO of ANDRITZ Hydro, Frédéric Sauze will speak at Opening Plenary: Powering Sustainable Growth. We are also pleased to host a session on how hydropower can contribute to flexible, stable and low-carbon grids together with participation in other two parallel sessions i.e., Europe's Energy Security Crisis: The Global Lessons for Hydropower, and Transforming the Hydropower Workplace for a Just Transition. We are also welcome you all to visit us at ANDRITZ booth to share and discuss new ideas, latest trends, best practices, and more within the hydropower industry.

ANDRITZ is an important partner for hydropower development in the region with a strong base in Indonesia for many decades. We are looking forward to meeting you at the world's most important congress for sustainable hydropower! “Selamat Datang / A warm welcome !”

For more information and register pls. click here https://www.worldhydropowercongress.org/about/2023-congress

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