Andritz wins contract for upgrades at Kazakhstan’s Shardarinkskaya hydropower project

Global technology group Andritz Hydro has received an order from JSC Shardarinskaya HPP to upgrade equipment at the 100-MW Shardarinkskaya hydropower project.

JSC Shardarinskaya HPP — a subsidiary of the state-owned Samruk Energy utility company — solicited bids for the work in October 2012.

The work will see Andritz refurbish the hydroelectric plant’s four Kaplan turbines, increasing their output by about 20% to 31.5 MW each.

The order also includes the supply of generators and new control equipment, and modernization of the plant’s auxiliary systems.

Shardarinskaya is expected to have a total installed capacity of about 126 MW when the rehabilitation and upgrades are complete during the second half of 2017.

Andritz said the value of the award is US$102.7 million.

The project was originally commissioned in 1967 and is located on the Syr-Darya River in the southern part of Kazakhstan.

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