ANDRITZ to equip 216 MW Upper Trishuli 1 hydro project in Nepal
International technology group ANDRITZ received an order from Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Co. Ltd., for the complete hydro-mechanical and electrommechanical works of the Upper Trishuli-1 run-of-the-river hydropower plant (216 MW) located on Trishuli river in the Rasuwa district in Nepal. The project owner is Nepal Water & Energy Development Company Pvt. Ltd., while Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Co. Ltd., Korea is the EPC contractor for this prestigious project.
The scope under the hydro-mechanical works includes design, engineering, manufacturing, transportation, installation, testing and commissioning of radial gates, vertical gates, hoists, stoplogs and penstocks. The electro-mechanical works scope consists of basic and detailed design, turbine and generator components, complete electrical power systems, balance of plant and automation, installation and commission of these equipment. The project will be completed under a time schedule of 60 months from contract effectiveness.
The Upper Trishuli-1 project is expected to generate up to 1,456 GWh of electricity a year and increase the country’s total power generation by 20%.
The works will be undertaken by ANDRITZ’s Indian subsidiary with state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Mandideep (near Bhopal) and Prithla (near Faridabad). “This contract will be the first large sized project for ANDRITZ with complete hydromechanical works along with electro-mechanical scope in Nepal, the first being the supply of complete electro-mechanical works for Nepal’s largest state owned project namely Upper Tamakoshi HEP, which was awarded in 2012,” the company said in a statement.
It adds, “By securing this prestigious contract, ANDRITZ continues to retain its leading position as a preferred water-to-wire technology provider in the hydropower market in Nepal.”