ANDRITZ to completely rehabilitate Kopili hydropower plant, India
International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from Central Government owned utility, North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd. (NEEPCO Ltd.) for the complete rehabilitation of the electro-mechanical equipment of the 200 MW Kopili hydropower plant located on the Kopili River in Dima Hasao district of Assam, India.
The project is expected to be finished until third quarter 2023.
ANDRITZ’s scope of supply includes detailed design and engineering, manufacture, transportation to the project site, supervision of the assembly, erection, testing as well as commissioning of the entire electro-mechanical equipment to be installed in the powerhouse of Kopili hydroelectric plant. Also included is the training of NEEPCO's personnel in design, engineering, operation, and maintenance of the plant.
The rehabilitation works will be executed by the India hydro subsidiary of ANDRITZ with its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Mandideep (near Bhopal) and Prithla (near Faridabad). This contract will be the second contract from NEEPCO to ANDRITZ, the first being the supply of the complete electro-mechanical equipment for the greenfield hydropower project Pare HEP (110 MW), which was awarded in 2011.
The award of this contract further strengthens ANDRITZ’s leading position on the Indian hydropower market.
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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 26,700 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 180 years of experience and an installed fleet of more than 470 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 are also part of this business area’s portfolio.