Brief: Andritz receives contract to modernize 345-MW Shivasamudram hydropower in India

Andritz announces it has signed a contract with the Indian state utility company Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd. to refurbish and renovate the 345-MW Shivasamudram hydropower plant in the southern state of Karnataka.

Shivasamudram is one of Asia’s oldest hydropower plants and was built in 1902 on the Cauvery River.

Andritz’s scope of delivery includes the supply of equipment for the turbines and auxiliaries, spiral casing, draft tube elbow and cone, and cooling water system, as well as refurbishment of the electrical system, excitation, governor, and protection and control systems. Additionally, Andritz will perform inspection work and overhaul the existing generators and test all 10 units.

The order will be executed by Andritz Hydro India with its manufacturing facilities in Mandideep (near Bhopal) and Prithla (near Faridabad).

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