Andritz to supply turbines for Austria’s 18-MW Graz hydropower project

Austrian utility Energie Steiermark has awarded a contract to Andritz Hydro to supply a pair of turbines for an 18 MW small hydropower plant in Graz.

Andritz said it will supply two 9 MW bulb-type turbines with runner diameters of 3.6 meters each, as well as speed controllers, generators and excitation systems. Most of the equipment will be manufactured at Andritz’s facility in Weiz.

Graz is to be located on the Mur River, and will operate with a grosshead of 9.65 meters and a flow rate of 200 m3/second. reported in November 2014 that Energy Steiermark was seeking bids for the project’s construction. The utility has previously awarded supply contracts to Andritz for the 20-MW Gossendorf and 20-MW Kalsdorf projects — both of which are also located on the Mur River.

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