Murkraftwerk Graz, Austria

Commercial operation has started

On October 9th, 2019, the official commissioning of the Murkraftwerk Graz has taken place. More than 300 attendants celebrated this important milestone.

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Under the presence of Siegfried Nagl, Mayor of Graz, Provincial Governor of Styria Hermann Schützenhofer and Deputy Governor Michael Schickhofer, the Board of Management of Energie Steiermark and Chairman of the Board of ANDRITZ AG, Wolgang Leitner, the hydropower plant has officially started its commercial operation.

© Energie Steiermark
© Energie Steiermark
© Energie Steiermark
© Energie Steiermark

The new hydropower plant right in the heart of Graz, Styria’s capital, will provide 20,000 households or 45,000 people with green electricity, will create jobs, and will make the Mur an experience for young and old alike. By producing sustainable emission-free energy, Graz-Puntigam is contributing significantly to the environmental goals of the government with a reduction of about 60,000 tons of CO2 emissions per year.

ANDRITZ supplied two Bulb turbines with 8.85 MW each including speed controllers, generators, excitation and the entire control system for this important hydropower plant. The contract was signed in March 2017 and in August 2019, the last of the units was handed over for commercial operation.

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ANDRITZ is proud to be part of this important, sustainable clean energy project right here on our doorstep in the heartlands of Austria.

TECHNICAL DATA - Graz:

Total output: 17.7 MW 
Scope: 2 × 8.85 MW
Voltage: 6.3 kV
Head:9.65 m
Speed:150 rpm
Runner diameter:  3,600 mm
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