HPP Inga 2
HPP Inga 2, with 1,424 MW one of the largest hydropower plants in Africa, is situated close to the mouth of the Congo River about 300 km downstream of the capital Kinshasa. Built in the 1970s, with its eight 178 MW turbine units HPP Inga 2 will be a significant part of the further planned extensions of the Grand Inga scheme.
In 2012, ANDRITZ HYDRO was awarded a contract by the government to rehabilitate two units (unit#21 and #22) under World Bank financing. Contractual scope included repair and overhaul of the penstocks, hydraulic steelworks and the Francis turbines. Operations are expected to resume in 2017.
ANDRITZ HYDRO followed this in 2013, when it was awarded another contract to rehabilitate a further two units (unit#27 and #28). The project was financed by the Kamoto Copper Company (KCC), the local mining affiliate of Glencore. Scope of supply covers the complete replacement of the intake trash racks, speed governors, a rehabilitation of hydro-mechanical equipment and repair of the two penstocks. The project is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2019.