Andritz Hydro has been awarded a contract by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) for the modernization and upgrade of the Cheongsong pumped storage plant located on the Gilan, Yongjeon River/Basin in North Gyeongsang, South Korea.

KHNP, a subsidiary of Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), operates a portfolio of large nuclear and hydroelectric power plants in South Korea with a total capacity of approximately 29,000MW.

The decision to award the contract to Andritz Hydro comes as part of KHNP's commitment to transitioning towards a carbon-neutral society. The project entails the modernization and replacement of critical structural components for the 2 x 30 MW pump turbines at the Cheongsong plant. The primary objective is to enhance the operational efficiency and extend the lifespan of the facility, thereby minimizing downtime requirements.

The modernization efforts are slated for completion in early 2027.