HPP Komani, Albania

Closing of important hydropower project

ANDRITZ Hydro's team of Austria and Switzerland have successfully finalized installation and commissioning activities on unit #4 at the Komani hydropower plant in Albania.

At 600 MW, Komani is the largest hydropower plant in Albania. In 2012, ANDRITZ Hydro received a contract from KESH, state owned utility, for a full-scale rehabilitation of the hydropower plant. The scope of supply included new supplies and refurbishment works for turbine and generator components, electrical power systems, control and monitoring, and related auxiliary systems.

Unit #4 was the last of four units in total after five years of project execution. Dismantling works for this unit started beginning of May 2018. Handing over to the customer for commercial operation took place in February 2019. Now, the plant is again producing about 1,800 GWh of electrical energy per year. This is some 30% of Albania’s total electricity consumption.

The successful completion of the project to the utmost customer sufficiency is again proof of the expertise and exceptional performance of ANDRITZ and the excellent leading position of the company in the Albanian hydropower market.

TECHNICAL DATA

Total output:  600 MW 
Scope output:  4 x 150 MW
Head:  96 m
Speed:  158 rpm
Diameter:  4,300 mm
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