For those involved in the hydropower business 2015 was a challenging year.
Hydropower plants in Iceland, Norway, Canada and Vietnam
When Austrian professor Viktor Kaplan (1876 –1934) filed his essential patents for the eponymous turbine in 1912 and 1913, he opened the way for a new technology able to use low hydrostatic heads for power generation in an economically feasible way - especially at run-of-river plants.
Peru - Energy for the Land of the Inca
Vietnam has a fast growing population of about 90 million people and an economy which is rapidly developing.
A contract to rehabilitate and upgrade the Nkula A hydropower station has been awarded to ANDRITZ HYDRO as leader to a consortium by the Millennium Challenge Account - Malawi (MCA-M).
ANDRITZ HYDRO signed a contract for the renovation, modernization, and upgrade of the Sholayar hydropower plant, located on the Sholayar River in Tamil Nadu, India.
Nicaragua’s Government of Reconciliation and National Unity - through Empresa Nicaragüense de Electricidad (ENEL) - signed a contract with ANDRITZ HYDRO in October 2015 for the renovation of the hydroelectric stations Centroamérica and Carlos Fonseca.
SmiSto Kraft AS has awarded ANDRITZ HYDRO a contract for the delivery of the electro-mechanical equipment of the new Smibelg and Storåvatn hydroelectric power plants.
In July 2015, ANDRITZ HYDRO signed a contract with Song Da Corporation of Vietnam for the supply of the complete electro-mechanical equipment and technical services for the Xekaman Xanxay hydropower plant in Laos.
ANDRITZ HYDRO signed a contract for the modernization of their largest hydropower plant Foz do Areia on the Iguaçu River in the state of Paraná.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District, awarded a contract to ANDRITZ HYDRO in July 2015, for generator rewind and turbine cavitation repairs at HPP Lower Monumental Dam.
K-water, a South Korean utility and top level water service company, has awarded ANDRITZ HYDRO an order for the refurbishment of the Andong hydropower station on the Nakdong River in South Korea.
ANDRITZ HYDRO and a local partner Ensulmeci received a contract for the delivery, installation, and commissioning of the complete electro-mechanical equipment.
ANDRITZ HYDRO reached a significant milestone in the Canadian market with the signature of a Master Service Agreement (MSA) with TransAlta Corporation for the modernization of their hydro fleet in October 2012.
In October 2015, the Final Acceptance Certificate (FAC) for the Tierfehd pumped storage power plant was received.
Manufacturing of the turbine and generator components for the Peusangan 1 and 2 hydropower plants in Indonesia are at an advanced stage, with completion originally due by May 2016.
In October 2015, ANDRITZ HYDRO received the Preliminary Acceptance Certificates (PAC) for the successful completion and commissioning of the new Carlos Lleras Restrepo hydropower plant in Colombia.
Refurbishment of the world’s most powerful single-phase hydropower motor generators at the pumped storage power plant.
In November 2015, ANDRITZ HYDRO received a contract for the supply of electro-mechanical equipment for the new Camaioni hydropower plant in Italy from HGE Srl, a private investor which has been active in the small hydro sector for many years.
ANDRITZ HYDRO was contracted to provide two turbine-generator units, including auxiliary mechanical equipment and electrical controls, for the new Olmsted powerhouse.
At the end of 2015, ANDRITZ HYDRO received an order for the Kabeli B1 hydropower station from Arun Kabeli Power Limited.
In December 2015, ANDRITZ HYDRO successfully commissioned two Mini Compact hydropower plants in France: HPP Saint Christophe and HPP Reallon.
ANDRITZ HYDRO to supply of the electro- and hydro-mechanical equipment for the Ringedalen hydropower plant in Norway.
ANDRITZ HYDRO was awarded a new contract for the supply of electro-mechanical equipment for the Due hydropower plant in 2015.
ANDRITZ HYDRO to deliver the complete electro-mechanical equipment for the new HPP Rhone Oberwald in December 2015.
Sociedad Concesionaria Embalse Convento Viejo S.A. has awarded ANDRITZ HYDRO a contract for the supply of electro-mechanical equipment for the new Convento Viejo hydropower plant.
ANDRITZ HYDRO won a contract for the supply of turbine equipment for the new Los Negros II hydropower plant.
Koni hydropower station has a total installed capacity of 42 MW and is equipped with three vertical Francis turbines.
During tropical storm Manuel, the hydropower plant was flooded and the radial gates, automation, and electrical equipment were destroyed.
ANDRITZ HYDRO to supply electro-mechanical equipment for the Yusufeli Dam and hydroelectric power plant.
ANDRITZ HYDRO to refurbish the Aratiatia hydropower station on the river Waikato on the North Island.
Supply of electro-mechanical equipment for HPP Da A Guo, located downstream of HuoQu River, 600 km west of the city of Chengdu in Sichuan Province, PR China.
Order for the renewal of the existing penstock at the 395 MW Kaunertal hydropower plant, located in western Austria in the state of Tyrol.
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Review of events in Austria, Vietnam, Laos and Peru.
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