Andritz Hydro wins US40 million Angostura hydropower project contract

Andritz Hydro has won a US$40 million contract for the provision of floodgates and drainage systems for the Angostura hydropower project on the Biobio River in Chile, Chilean utility Colbun announced.

As part of the contract, Andritz Hydro will develop six floodgates over 17 meters in height and two drainage systems. The units will allow the management of water levels, Colbun reported.

Earlier in 2010, Colbun signed a contract worth US$123 million with French firm Alstom for the provision of three turbines for the dam.

The US$420 million, 320-MW Angostura hydro project is expected to come online in early 2013.

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Andritz Hydro wins contract for generator rewinds at McNary Dam

The Corps of Engineers has awarded a $64 million contract to Andritz Hydro to rewind 10 generators at McNary Lock and Dam on Oregon’s Columbia River.

Work on the 980-MW plant is expected to be completed in 2014, as two installations will be completed each year over the next five years. The work will involve Units 1 through 4 and 7 through 12

Among other things, Andritz will design, manufacture, and deliver stator bars and accessories; disassemble and reassemble generators; remove old stator coils; install and test new stator windings and accessories; remove old turbine shaft sleeves and install new shaft sleeves on each unit; furnish, install, and test new switches, temperature read-outs, and automatic control of unit heaters for ten units; and remove and dispose of existing rotating exciters.