Andritz wins supply contract for Angola’s 2,070-MW Lauca hydropower project

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.

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Michael Harris formerly was Editor for HydroWorld.com.

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