India’s 200-MW Kopili hydropower plant set for rehab


Andritz said this week that it received an order from Central Government owned utility, North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd. (NEEPCO) for the complete rehabilitation of the electro-mechanical equipment of the 200-MW Kopili hydropower plant located on the Kopili River in Dima Hasao district of Assam, India.

The project is expected to be finished by the third quarter 2023.

The scope of work includes detailed design and engineering, manufacture, transportation to the project site, supervision of the assembly, erection, testing as well as commissioning of the entire electro-mechanical equipment to be installed in the powerhouse of Kopili hydroelectric plant. Also included is training of NEEPCO personnel in design, engineering, operation, and maintenance of the plant.

The rehabilitation works will be executed by the India hydro subsidiary of Andritz that has manufacturing facilities in Mandideep (near Bhopal) and Prithla (near Faridabad). This is Andritz’s second contract from NEEPCO, the first being the supply of the complete electro-mechanical equipment for the greenfield 110-MW hydropower project Pare HEP, which was awarded in 2011.

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