Indian state utility company Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd has awarded Andritz a contract to refurbish and renovate the Shivasamudram hydropower plant located in the southern state of Karnataka. Shivasamudram is one of Asia’s oldest hydropower plants and was built in 1902.
Under the terms of the deal, Andritz will supply equipment for the turbines and auxiliaries, spiral casing, draft tube elbow and cone, and the cooling water system, as well as refurbish the electrical system, excitation, governor, protection, and control systems. In addition, Andritz will perform inspection work as well as overhaul the existing generators and test all 10 units.
The order will be executed by Andritz Hydro India with its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Mandideep (near Bhopal) and Prithla (near Faridabad).