ANDRITZ receives major rehabilitation order for Old Hickory hydropower plant, United States
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Nashville District awarded international technology group ANDRITZ a contract for rehabilitation of the turbines and generators at the Old Hickory hydroelectric power plant.
The 162 MW power plant is located on the Cumberland River in Central Tennessee near the town of Hendersonville. Once fully commissioned, power generation is estimated to be about 565 GWh per year. Commissioning of the first unit is expected in August 2026.
The ANDRITZ scope of supply includes the design, manufacture, transport, erection, testing and commissioning of three Kaplan turbine generator units with a capacity of 40.5 MW each, along with associated auxiliaries and ancillary equipment, with an optional fourth unit. The contract will be executed by ANDRITZ’s US subsidiary in Charlotte, North Carolina.
By securing this prestigious contract, ANDRITZ has further consolidated its position as a leading player in the United States’ hydropower market.
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International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative plants, equipment, systems, services and digital solutions for a wide range of industries and end markets. ANDRITZ is a global market leader in all four of its business areas – Pulp & Paper, Metals, Hydro, and Separation. Technological leadership, global presence and sustainability are the cornerstones of the group’s strategy, which is focused on long-term profitable growth. The publicly listed group has around 27,900 employees and over 280 locations in more than 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 as well as turbo generators are also part of this business area’s portfolio.