ANDRITZ HYDRO has a long history in Egypt. First equipment deliveries took place in the early 1920s. Since then ANDRITZ HYDRO has delivered or rehabilitated about 45 units with a combined capacity of almost 700 MW, being involved in all major hydropower projects in the country. The order for HPP Assiut, currently under execution, is the fourth in a row after rehabilitation contracts for HPP Aswan I, HPP Esna and HPP New Naga Hammadi, underlining the strong presence of ANDRITZ HYDRO in Egypt.
In 2011 ANDRITZ HYDRO received a contract for the supply of electro-mechanical equipment for the hydroelectric power plant Assiut Barrage on the Nile River from the Hydro Power Plant Executive Authority (HPPEA). The order comprised supply and installation of four 8 MW Bulb turbines, generators, electro- and hydro-mechanical equipment, including sluiceways. The dam was originally commissioned 1903 and is the oldest dam on the Egyptian section of the Nile. Completion of the installation, scheduled for summer 2017, will significantly improve conditions for irrigation and navigation.