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Chile, Convento Viejo

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.

The power plant is located 150 km south of Santiago de Chile in the region of Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins.

It will use the environmental flow released from the Convento Viejo reservoir, which collects the waters from the Chimbarongo River and the Teno Channel.

The project will comprise a green field power house, for which ANDRITZ HYDRO is going to deliver two 9 MW Compact axial turbines, generators, mechanical auxiliaries, electrical power systems, transformers, as well as substation, unit and plant automation, and the tele-control center.

Commissioning and handing over of the whole plant to the customer is scheduled for the first quarter of 2017.

HPP Convento Viejo will have a total output of 18 MW, providing about 68 GWh per year of clean energy f or the Chilean Central Interconnected System (SIC).


Output2 × 9MW
Head28.3 m
Speed300 rpm
Runner diameter2,150 mm
Av. annual generation68 GWh

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