First contracts in Malawi date back to the early 1970s. ANDRITZ HYDRO delivered the complete electro-mechanical equipment for the Tedzani I, II and III hydropower plants on the Shire River, as well as for HPP Wovwe. For the Nukla B and Kapichira hydropower plants, also on the Shire River, ANDRITZ HYDRO delivered some hydro-mechanical equipment.
HPP Tedzani III
In 2016, the Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi Limited (ESCOM) and ANDRITZ HYDRO signed a contract for rehabilitation, modernization and upgrading of the 51 MW Tedzani III hydropower station. ANDRITZ HYDRO is responsible for a new control and SCADA system, new excitation, protection and synchronisation systems, as well as repair and replacement works on turbines and generators.
HPP Nkula A
A contract to rehabilitate and upgrade the 24 MW Nkula A hydropower station to 35.1 MW was awarded to ANDRITZ HYDRO, as leader of a consortium, by the Millennium Challenge Account – Malawi (MCAM). The scope of supply for ANDRITZ HYDRO includes modernization of intake and draft tube gates, penstocks, installation of new turbine runners, new generators, mechanical and electrical auxiliary systems, as well as a new high voltage hybrid switch gear, and SCADA system. HPP Nkula A is expected to resume operations in mid-2018.
Recently, a further contract for a Generation Control & Monitoring System was awarded to ANDRITZ HYDRO.