HPP Kpong, Ghana
In 2013 ANDRITZ HYDRO signed a contract with Volta River Authority for the four 40 MW Kpong retrofit project on the Volta River, the second largest hydroelectric dam in Ghana, covering about 12% of the country’s electricity production.
ANDRITZ HYDRO will supply design, manufacturing, delivery, erection, and testing as well the commissioning of electrical and mechanical equipment including generators and excitation equipment, turbine and auxiliary equipment, governors, generator transformer, powerhouse station service facilities as well as hydro-mechanical equipment.
The first unit was successfully handed over to the customer in August 2016. The second unit is in the refurbishment and installation phase; commissioning is scheduled for mid-2017. The two further units will follow subsequently.