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EANS-News: ANDRITZ receives refurbishment contracts for hydropower stations in New Zealand and Malawi


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Graz/Vienna, December 22, 2015.  ANDRITZ HYDRO, part of international 
technology Group ANDRITZ, has received orders to refurbish two hydropower 
plants in New Zealand and Malawi. The total order value for the two hydropower 
stations is just over 50 million euros.

Mighty River Power Ltd., New Zealand, placed an order with ANDRITZ HYDRO for 
design, delivery, installation and commissioning of three generators, Francis 
turbine components including model test, and turbine governors for the 
Aratiatia hydropower station located some 14 kilometers downstream of the town 
of Taupo, New Zealand. Refurbishment of the three 31-megawatt hydropower units, 
which were operational for over 50 years, will result in a significant increase 
in the efficiency and reliability of the hydropower plant. Mighty River Power 
is one of New Zealand's largest electricity companies and covers about 17% of 
the country's electricity needs. More than 90% of its electricity production 
comes from renewable, clean energy sources.

Millennium Challenge Account (MCA), Malawi, has ordered the refurbishment of 
Nkula A hydropower station, with a total capacity of 38 MW, from a consortium 
headed by ANDRITZ HYDRO. Nkula A is located some 50 km northwest of the city 
of Blantyre on the Shire River and has been in operation since 1966. ANDRITZ 
HYDRO's scope of supply includes modernization of the intake structures and 
gates, penstocks, and power house, new turbine runners and non-rotating turbine 
components, generators, as well as a completely new high-voltage hybrid 
switching station, the SCADA system, and the related civil work.

Both plants will begin commercial operations in 2018. These contracts once 
again underline ANDRITZ HYDRO's leading expertise in refurbishment of existing 
hydropower stations.

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The ANDRITZ GROUP
ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for 
hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking and steel 
industries, and for solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial 
sectors. The publicly listed technology Group is headquartered in Graz, 
Austria, and has a staff of almost 25,000 employees worldwide. ANDRITZ operates 
over 250 sites worldwide.

ANDRITZ HYDRO
ANDRITZ HYDRO is one of the leading global suppliers of electromechanical 
equipment for hydropower plants. With over 170 years of accumulated 
experience and more than 30,000 turbines installed, totaling about 420,000 
megawatts output, the business area provides the complete range of products, 
including turbines, generators, and additional equipment of all types and 
sizes - "from water to wire" for small hydro applications to large hydropower 
plants with outputs of more than 800 megawatts per turbine unit. ANDRITZ HYDRO 
is also well positioned in the growing modernization, refurbishment, and 
upgrade market for existing hydropower plants. Pumps (for water transport, 
irrigation of agricultural land, and applications in various industries) and 
turbo-generators for thermal power plants are also allocated to the business 
area.

Further inquiry note:
Dr. Michael Buchbauer
Head of Group Treasury, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Tel.: +43 316 6902 2979
Fax: +43 316 6902 465
mailto:michael.buchbauer@andritz.com

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