Global technology group Andritz has been award a contract to supply electromechanical equipment for Angola’s 2,070-MW Lauca hydropower plant.
The exact value of the order was not specified, though the company said comparable orders have fallen into “the lower three-digit million range”.
Per the award, Andritz (OP: ADRZF) will provide six 340-MW Francis turbines, generators and other equipment.
The order was placed by Angola’s Empresa Nacional de Electrcidade via Construtora Norberto Odebrecht.
The Lauca project will be located on a section of the Kwanza River between the existing Cambambe and Capanda complexes, and is part of a continuing effort by the government to increase the country’s hydroelectric capacity.
Andritz said the project is scheduled for commissioning at the end of 2017.