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ANDRITZ HYDRO to supply Francis turbines and generators for the Mica hydropower plant, Canada


International technology Group ANDRITZ has received an order from British Columbia Hydro & Power Authority to supply two Francis turbines and generators to extend the Mica hydropower plant in British Columbia, Canada.

The order comes into force in the first quarter of 2011 and has a value of approximately 110 MEUR.

The ANDRITZ HYDRO scope of supply includes installation and commissioning of two large Francis turbines (each with an output of 520.3 MW) with a runner diameter of 5,600 mm and a unit weight of more than 130 t, and of the generators (each with an output of 570 MVA).

The Mica hydro power station was first commissioned 1976, with four 444 MW Francis turbines and generators. Provision was made during the original building work for two additional units to be installed in the current extension project.

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The ANDRITZ GROUP is a global market leader for supply of systems and services to the hydropower, pulp and paper, metals, and other specialized industries (solid/liquid separation, feed and biofuel). The Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of approximately 13,400 employees worldwide. ANDRITZ operates over 120 production sites, service and sales companies all around the world.


ANDRITZ HYDRO is a global supplier of electromechanical equipment and services for hydropower plants. With over 170 years of experience and more than 30,000 turbines installed totaling approximately 400,000 MW output, ANDRITZ HYDRO is a leader in the world market for hydraulic power generation, offering the complete product portfolio including turbines, generators, and additional equipment of all types and sizes: ‘From water to wire’ for small hydro applications up to more than 800 MW output. Additionally, ANDRITZ HYDRO holds a top position in the growing power plant service, refurbishment, and upgrade market. Further fields of activity are development, design, and manufacture of pumps for selected applications (e.g. for water transport, in the energy sector, in the pulp and paper industry) and of turbo generators for gas and steam power plants.

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