ANDRITZ to supply electro-mechanical equipment for the new Sambangalou hydropower plant in Senegal


International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order – as part of a consortium with VINCI Construction – for the supply of electro-mechanical equipment for the new Sambangalou hydropower dam in the Senegalese region of Kédougou, bordering Guinea.

The contract for ANDRITZ with a value of approximately 100 MEUR is expected to be booked in Q2 2021.

The ANDRITZ scope of supply includes the complete “from water-to-wire” solution, including three Francis turbines with a total output of 128 MW, generators and all other equipment required.

Work will begin in the first half of 2021 and is scheduled to last 48 months. At the peak of activities, the overall site will employ up to 1,000 people recruited and trained locally. The Sambangalou hydropower plant will enable the production of renewable energy for the benefit of the surrounding rural localities, the development of irrigation systems for agricultural land as well as the supply of drinking water for the neighboring districts.

The owner of the hydropower plant is the Gambia River Development Authority, a corporate body formed by the four countries through which the river flows: Senegal, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau and The Gambia.

This new contract is a further collaboration between ANDRITZ and VINCI and demonstrates ANDRITZ’s strong market position in the supply of hydropower equipment for sustainable hydroelectric infrastructure projects.

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International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems and services for the pulp and paper industry, the hydropower sector, the metals processing and forming industry, pumps, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, as well as animal feed and biomass pelleting. The global product and service portfolio is rounded off with plants for power generation, recycling, the production of nonwovens and panelboard, as well as automation and digital solutions offered under the brand name of Metris. The publicly listed group today has around 27,800 employees and more than 280 locations in over 40 countries.

ANDRITZ Hydro is one of the globally leading suppliers of electromechanical equipment and services for hydropower plants. With over 175 years of experience and an installed fleet of more than 430 GW output, the business area provides complete solutions for hydropower plants of all sizes as well as services for plant diagnosis, refurbishment, modernization and upgrade of existing hydropower assets. Pumps for irrigation, water supply and flood control as well as turbo generators are also part of this business area’s portfolio.

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