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Electrical protection system for HPP Nant de Drance in Switzerland and electromechanical equipment for the Manolo Fortich hydropower plants on the island of Mindanao, Philippines.

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Switzerland

ANDRITZ HYDRO has received a contract from Nant de Drance SA for the delivery of the electrical protection system for HPP Nant de Drance in Switzerland.

The 900 MW pumped storage power plant is located in the Swiss Alps and will deliver 2,500 GWh of electricity per year into the grid.

It is the first HIPASE P protection solution awarded into the Swiss market.

The new developed HIPASE P platform will be applied for the electrical protection of all six asynchronous motor generators (each rated at 174 MVA), all six block transformers, and all three station service transformers. The protection will be conducted redundant because of the high importance of this power plant.

Commissioning is expected stepwise from 2017 until 2018.

Philippines

Long-time customer Hedcor, a subsidiary of Aboitiz Power Philippines, awarded a contract to ANDRITZ HYDRO for the supply of the complete electromechanical equipment for the Manolo Fortich, two cascading hydropower plants located on the island of Mindanao, Philippines.

The scope of supply for HPP Manolo Fortich 1 (44.4 MW) and HPP Manolo Fortich 2 (26.1 MW) consists of six COMPACT Francis and two COMPACT Pelton turbines including hydraulic governors, synchronous generators, intake valves, and an extensive electrical package with the complete control systems and medium voltage switchgears.

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The ANDRITZ HYDRO customer magazine Hydro News is now also available for Android devices. Since July 2013 it is accessable on iPads and online on our webpage.

The Android app can be downloaded from your Google Play store for free on tablet and smartphone or by following the QR-code below. The app runs on any device using Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher.

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