Andritz Hydro has won new orders for work on hydropower plants in Norway and DR Congo.

In Norway, Andritz was contracted by Eidsiva Vannkraft AS to supply electromechanical equipment for the Nedre Otta hydropower plant. The company’s scope of supply comprises design, manufacturing, and delivery of the complete electromechanical equipment, including two vertical Kaplan turbines with a total output of around 86MW (315GWh), generators, governors, main inlet valves, mechanical auxiliaries, installation, supervision, and commissioning.

Nedre Otta is a greenfield hydropower project located in the community of Oppland, some 270km north of Oslo. The power plant will be equipped with two Kaplan turbines of identical size and operated as a run-of-the-river plant with no intake reservoir.

In DR Congo, Andritz will lead to a consortium in a contract for refurbishment of the existing Mwadingusha hydropower plant in the Katanga Province. Scope of supply here comprises replacement of four turbine units, generators, governors, inlet valves, exciters, voltage regulation, and draft tube stop logs, including dismantling, erection, and commissioning. The new turbines have almost ten percent more output than the previous units. The original turbine manufacturer was Charmilles, a predecessor of Andritz Hydro; initial commissioning took place in 1928.

After completion and reconnecting to the grid, the Mwadingusha hydropower plant will provide electric power to the copper mines in the Katanga region as well as to the public distribution grid of SNEL.