ANDRITZ to refurbish and modernize the Shivasamudram hydropower plant
International technology group ANDRITZ has signed a contract with the Indian state utility company KARNATAKA POWER CORPORATION LTD. to refurbish and renovate the Shivasamudram hydropower plant located in the southern state of Karnataka. Shivasamudram is one of Asia’s oldest hydropower plants and was built in 1902.
The ANDRITZ scope of delivery includes the supply of equipment for the turbines and auxiliaries, spiral casing, draft tube elbow and cone, and the cooling water system, as well as refurbishment of the electrical system, excitation, governor, protection, and control systems. Additionally, ANDRITZ will perform inspection work as well as overhauling the existing generators and testing all 10 units. The order will be executed by ANDRITZ Hydro India with its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Mandideep (near Bhopal) and Prithla (near Faridabad).
By securing this prestigious contract, ANDRITZ has once again confirmed its position as a leading player in the refurbishment and modernization of hydro projects in India.
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ANDRITZ is an international technology group providing plants, systems, equipment, and services for various industries. The company is one of the technology and global market leaders in the hydropower business, the pulp and paper industry, the metal working and steel industries, and in solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial segments. Other important fields of business are animal feed and biomass pelleting, as well as automation, where ANDRITZ offers a wide range of innovative products and services in the IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) sector under the brand name of Metris. In addition, the company is active in power generation (steam boiler plants, biomass power plants, recovery boilers, and gasification plants) and environmental technology (flue gas and exhaust gas cleaning plants) and offers equipment for the production of nonwovens, dissolving pulp, and panelboard, as well as recycling plants.
A passion for innovative technology, absolute customer focus, partnership, reliability, and integrity are core values to which ANDRITZ is committed. The listed Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria. With almost 170 years of experience, 29,000 employees, and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries worldwide, ANDRITZ is a reliable and competent partner and helps its customers to achieve their corporate and sustainability goals.
ANDRITZ Hydro is one of the leading global suppliers of electromechanical equipment for hydropower plants. With over 175 years of accumulated experience and more than 31,000 turbines installed, totaling approximately 430,000 megawatts output, the business area provides the complete range of products, including turbines, generators, and additional equipment of all types and sizes – “from water to wire” for small hydro applications to large hydropower plants with outputs of more than 800 megawatts per turbine unit. ANDRITZ Hydro has a leading position in the growing modernization, refurbishment, and upgrade market for existing hydropower plants. Pumps (for water and waste water management such as irrigation, drainage, desalination, or water transport, as well as for various other applications in a wide range of industries) and turbogenerators for thermal power plants are also assigned to this business area.