Norway - Govddesåga

In August 2013, SKS Produksjon AS awarded a contract to ANDRITZ HYDRO for the delivery of the complete “Water to Wire” solution to the new Govddesåga hydropower station in Norway.

At present, Norway owns some 900 hydropower plants, which produce an average of 130,000 GWh of electricity each year. It is the sixth largest hydropower producer in the world.

The country plans to build several more compact and mini/micro compact units through to 2021 under the green certificate system.

HPP Govddesåga is located in the Beiarn municipality, Norway, in Nordland County, north of Saltfjellet and south of Beiarfjorden. It will utilize the drop of height between Govddesåga at 546.5 m above sea level and Arstaddalsmagasinet, 324 m above sea level. Three Francis units with associated generators and a total output of 29 MW will be installed and will produce an average annual production of about 58 GWh. ANDRITZ HYDRO is going to supply two small generators produced by sub-suppliers and the 20 MVA generator produced by ANDRITZ HYDRO Bhopal in India. ANDRITZ HYDRO Ravensburg, Germany, will provide the turbine equipment in cooperation with ANDRITZ HYDRO Norway, which is also responsible for project management. SKS Produksjon AS annually produces some 1,800 GWh of hydroelectric power from 12 regional power plants.


3 Francis vertical units 
Output:18 MW/8 MW/3 MW
Head:220 m
Speed:750 rpm/1,000 rpm/1,500 rpm            
Runner diameter:1,035 mm/660 mm/430 mm
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