ANDRITZ to supply equipment for the Santa Teresa hydropower station, Peru
Luz del Sur, one of the largest electric utility companies in Peru, has awarded ANDRITZ HYDRO a contract to supply the electromechanical equipment for the Santa Teresa hydropower station.
Commissioning is scheduled for mid-2014.
The new underground power house with a water head of 188 m will use the tailwater from the Machu Picchu hydropower station nearby in the Urubamba valley of the Cusco region and will have a total output of 98.5 MW. The ANDRITZ HYDRO scope of supply includes design engineering, delivery, installation, and commissioning of two Francis turbines, governors, generators, as well as protection and control systems.
Almost 60% of Peru’s electricity demand is covered by clean hydropower. ANDRITZ HYDRO has equipped more than half of the hydropower stations in Peru, with first deliveries back in 1911.
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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.