Andritz wins Rs 1,200 cr hydropower orders
Andritz VA Tech Hydro of Austria has won orders worth $302
million (around Rs 1,208 crore) to supply the complete electromechanical package
for two private hydropower projects in India with an aggregate capacity of 2,200
mw. The orders will be executed through Andritz Indian affiliates - VA Tech
Hydro India Pvt. Ltd and VA Tech Escher Wyss Flovel Ltd.
For the 1,200-mw Teesta-III project in Sikkim, Andritz will supply six vertical
Pelton turbines. The order, placed by Teesta Urja Ltd, will be fulfilled by
August 2011. The 2x600 mw Teesta III is the largest of the six projects
aggregating nearly 3,500 mw in Sikkim's Teesta basin. Work on the project began
last November with the EPC contract placed on Hyderabad-based Navayuga
Engineering. Teesta Urja, a private sector company, is implementing the project
on BOT basis, under a 35-year concession period with the Sikkim government.
Andritz will also supply Francis turbines for Jai Prakash Hydro's 1,000-mw
Karcham Wangtoo hydropower project in the Sutlej basin of Himachal Pradesh. The
order will be completed before August 2011, ahead of full project commissioning
that is scheduled for December 2011. For this order Andritz will be using
ceramic coated turbines as the Sutlej river carries significant amount of silt
in the rainy season.
Meanwhile, as exclusively reported in Projectmonitor (date) Jaypee Powergrid
Ltd, a joint venture between Jaiprakash Hydro and Power Grid Corporation of
India Ltd, is in the process of finalising the construction contractor for
developing power evacuation facilities associated with the project.
[January 21-27, 2008]