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Yacyretá, Argentina and Paraguay

ANDRITZ Hydro Brazil is to supply 18 new excitation systems with HIPASE-E technology for the Yacyretá Hydroelectric Plant, located on the Paraná River between Argentina and Paraguay.


In commercial operation since 1994, Yacyretá has an installed capacity of 3,200 MW and supplies the electricity needs of 50% of the homes in Argentina as well as many industries.

The contract between ANDRITZ Hydro Brazil and plant owners Entidad Binacional Yacyretá followed an international bid process. As expected, the qualifying process was challenging and demanded a lot of preparation from the entire team on technical, bidding, contractual and commercial aspects.

"Yacyretá provides clean, renewable, non-polluting, and low-cost energy, improves the navigability of the Paraná River, operates a flood warning system and facilitates the implementation of irrigation systems."

Through market expertise and excellent competitive position, ANDRITZ submitted a customized offer and won this contract against multi-national competitors. ANDRITZ was chosen for the complete modernization of the excitation systems including automatic voltage regulator, power cubicles, transformers, a set of auxiliary parts and components along with basic and detailed design, manufacture and assembly, factory acceptance tests, transport, site installation and commissioning. HIPASE-E is an exclusive automation solution from ANDRITZ with proven control and regulatory functions suitable for the latest power generation requirements.


This is a very important project for ANDRITZ that not only highlights our competence and expertise in the automation market but also marks the beginning of a long-term partnership with Entidad Binacional Yacyretá.

Technical Details

Total output:

3,200 MW


21.3 m


 13.2 kV


Author: Karla Silva

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