Ecuador - Sigchos

In April 2015, ANDRITZ HYDRO Spain received a contract from Hidrosigchos C.A. for the supply of three horizontal 6 MW Pelton turbines to be installed in the Sigchos hydropower plant in Ecuador.

HPP Sigchos is located in the province of Cotopaxi, Cantón Sigchos. The reservoir is situated on the Toachi River, in the sector named Antimpe, whereas the hydropower plant is located on the left margin of the river, directly upstream from the confluence with the Pugsiloma Creek.

The scope of supply includes design and delivery of three Pelton turbines with three jets per unit, synchronous generators, main inlet valves, hydraulic power units, digital turbine governors, and the cooling water system.

Furthermore, ANDRITZ HYDRO will deliver EPS, automation, and the travelling crane, as well as transport, installation, commissioning, and all performance tests. The handing over of the unit to the customer for commercial operation is scheduled for December 2016.

Technical data
Output:3 x 6 MW
Voltage:13.8 kV       
Head:299.4 m
Speed:600 rpm
Runner diameter:1,165 mm
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