International technology group Andritz has signed a contract with the Indian state utility company Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd. to refurbish and renovate the Shivasamudram hydropower plant located in the southern state of Karnataka. Shivasamudram is one of Asiaís oldest hydropower plants and was built in 1902.
The Andritz scope of delivery includes the supply of equipment for the turbines and auxiliaries, spiral casing, draft tube elbow and cone, and the cooling water system, as well as refurbishment of the electrical system, excitation, governor, protection, and control systems. Additionally, Andritz will perform inspection work as well as overhauling the existing generators and testing all 10 units. The order will be executed by Andritz Hydro India with its state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Mandideep (near Bhopal) and Prithla (near Faridabad).