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As of today only about 19% of the technically feasible hydropower potential is developed and only 12% of the electricity generation comes from this renewable energy resource. This shows that India has still a very large potential for the development of hydropower projects and is therefore offering interesting investment opportunities.
ANDRITZ HYDRO has been active in the Indian market for more than 100 years. The first delivery was for HPP Shivasamudram in 1903. Mid 1970s, ANDRITZ HYDRO opened an office in the city of Mandideep, whereas the company headquarters have been in New Delhi since 1996. In Prithla, in the district of Palwal, ANDRITZ HYDRO operates very successfully a manufacturing workshop. Almost 600 units with a total capacity of about 16,700 MW were installed or rehabilitated by ANDRITZ HYDRO, which represents about 40% of the country's total installed capacity.
The largest executed projects were HPP Nathpa Jhakri with 4×336 MW, HPP Karcham Wangtoo with 4×250 MW, HPP Teesta Urja II with 6×200 MW, HPP Baglihar with 3×150 MW, and HPP Bhira with 1×164 MW.
Selected large orders for generators were HPP Teesta 3 with 6×222 MVA, HPP Chamera I with 3×200 MVA, and HPP Nagjhari with 3×166 MVA.
In March 2015, ANDRITZ HYDRO received an order from Himachal Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd. (HPPCL) to supply the complete electro-mechanical equipment for the new 450 MW Shongtong Karcham run-of-river hydropower plant in Himachal Pradesh.
Himachal Pradesh is one of the most important hydropower regions in India, representing roughly one quarter of India’s total hydropower potential.
This order is the third large project from HPPCL for ANDRITZ HYDRO. It follows the projects HPP Sawra Kuddu and HPP Kashang, which are currently under execution by ANDRITZ HYDRO.
Today ANDRITZ HYDRO holds a leading position in India’s hydropower sector. The company is developing more than 20 large projects, service and rehabilitation projects, and compact projects in the Indian market. The two state-of-the-art manufacturing workshops are mainly responsible for manufacturing and supplying to the projects to India, its neighbouring countries and entire Southeast Asia.
|78.7%||Access to electricity|
|43,300 MW||Installed hydro capacity|
|12,372 MW||Hydro capacity under construction|
|12%||Share of generation from hydropower|
|125,000 GWh||Hydro generation|
|660,000 GWh||Technically feasible hydro generation potential|
Hydropower & Dams World Atlas 2015 and The World Bank