Solu - Nepal

ANDRITZ HYDRO has won a contract from Upper Solu Hydro Electric Company Pvt. Ltd. for the supply of electro-mechanical equipment for the Solu run-of-river power plant, loca­ted on the Solu Hola River in the Soluk­humbu District of Nepal.

In order to end the energy crisis in the country, the Department of Elec­tricity Development (DoED) has defined a program to develop projects under a BOOT (Build-Own-Operate-Transfer) scheme. Upper Solu Hydro Electric went through such a bidding process and won one of the eight tendered projects.

The scope of delivery for ANDRITZ HYDRO comprises two 11.75 MW vertical Francis turbines, generators, go­ver­nors, main and auxiliary transformers, 145 kV GIS system, switchgear, control and protection system. Under the terms of the contract, other supply includes inlet valve, cooling water system, auxiliary and associated secondary equipment.

Commissioning of the project is scheduled for mid-2018.


Output23.5 MW / 27.65MVA
Head218.66 m
Speed750 rpm
Runner diameter906 mm
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