Customer Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Co. Ltd. visiting Andritz Hydro India premises in February 2022 © Andritz
Andritz has announced it is to supply the hydro and electromechanical equipment for the 216MW Upper Trishuli 1 hydropower plant in Nepal.
The contract, the first large-scale order for Andritz in Nepal with a hydro and an electromechanical scope in one deal, was received from Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Co. Ltd.
Scope of supply includes design, engineering, manufacturing, shipping, installation, testing and commissioning of radial gates, vertical gates, hoists, stoplogs, and penstocks. The order for the electromechanical equipment comprises basic and detailed design of the turbine and generator components, complete electrical power systems, balance of plant, automation, installation, and commissioning. The order will be executed by the subsidiaries of Andritz Hydro in India
Upper Trishuli is being built as a run-of-river plant, and is owned by Nepal Water & Energy Development Company Pvt. Ltd. Upon its completion, which is scheduled for 2026, it is expected to generate up to 1,456 GWh of electricity per year, thus increasing the country’s total power generation by about 20%.
It was recently announced that preparatory works for construction had begun at the project site.