ANDRITZ receives major modernization order for Jaguara hydropower plant, Brazil


The Brazilian company ENGIE Brasil Energia awarded international technology group ANDRITZ a contract for modernization of the Brazilian Jaguara hydropower plant.

Located in Rifaina, State of Sao Paulo, the 424 MW hydropower plant is an important asset of ENGIE´s hydro generation fleet, and in uninterrupted operation since 1971. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2028.

The ANDRITZ scope of supply includes the modernization of the four Francis turbine generator units with a capacity of 106 MW each, governors, the excitation system, the automation system, and all related auxiliary systems. The contract will be executed by ANDRITZ Hydro Brazil.

The project aims at the extension of asset lifetime and its performance improvement.

The contract increases the long-lasting partnership between ENGIE and ANDRITZ and is the biggest contract ANDRITZ Hydro Brazil ever signed for a single hydropower plant modernization project. By securing this prestigious contract, ANDRITZ has further consolidated its position as a leading player in the Brazilian 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. Sustainability is an integral part of the company’s business strategy and corporate culture. With its extensive portfolio of sustainable products and solutions, ANDRITZ aims to make the greatest possible contribution to a sustainable future and help its customers achieve their sustainability goals. ANDRITZ is a global market leader in all four of its business areas – Pulp & Paper, Metals, Hydro and Separation. Technological leadership and global presence are cornerstones of the group’s strategy, which is focused on long-term profitable growth. The publicly listed group has around 29,900 employees and over 280 locations in more than 40 countries.

ANDRITZ Hydro is one of the world's leading suppliers of electromechanical equipment and services for hydropower stations in the dynamically growing global renewable energy market. Based on 180 years of experience and a global installed capacity of 470 gigawatts, we offer innovative solutions for new and existing hydropower stations, from small hydropower to large-scale plants. State-of-the-art digital solutions, comprehensive services for the operation and maintenance of entire hydropower plants, and turbo generators for the thermal industry complete the portfolio.

Contract signing for hydropower plant Jaguara

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