ANDRITZ HYDRO can look back on more than 100 years of business in the Southern African region. The company has had a local company operating in South Africa since 1979 and was involved in major projects throughout the region, including; HPP Muela in Lesotho, PSPP Steenbras and PSPP Drakensberg in South Africa, HPP Kafue Gorge and HPP Kariba in Zambia, HPP Ruacana in Namibia, HPP Laùca and HPP Cambambe in Angola, as well as all the significant hydropower plants in Malawi.
HPP Ruacana, Namibia
HPP Ruacana is situated on the Kunene River and was originally commissioned in 1978. ANDRITZ HYDRO was the original equipment manufacturer (OEM). The underground power plant consists of four Francis turbines with a total installed capacity of 330 MW. In 2009, the fourth unit was delivered and installed; rehabilitation of units #1–#3 was completed during 2015 and the power plant successfully recommissioned.