ANDRITZ HYDRO has installed almost half of the total installed hydro capacity in Tanzania. As far back as 1930, ANDRITZ HYDRO supplied electro-mechanical equipment to Tanzania. The company was involved in some of the major projects in the country, such as HPP Kishani (180 MW), HPP Mtera (80 MW), and HPP Pangani Falls (68 MW).
HPP Rusumo Falls
At the end of 2016, ANDRITZ HYDRO signed a contract with Rusumo Power Company Ltd for the design, supply, installation, and commissioning of electro-mechanical equipment for the Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric Project. Located on Kagera River, about 2 km downstream of the confluence of the rivers Ruvubu and Kagera at the border with Rwanda, the project is a joint development together with Burundi and Rwanda.
ANDRITZ HYDRO’s scope of supply comprises the delivery of three 27.5 MW vertical Kaplan turbines and auxiliaries, generators, Electrical Power System (EPS), powerhouse cranes, draft tube gates and stop logs, as well as the control and protection system of the whole power plant. Completion of the project is planned for the end of 2019.