Andritz wins contract for upgrades at Kazakhstan's Shardarinkskaya hydropower project

Shardarinskaya Hydropower Plant

Global technology group Andritz Hydro has received an order from JSC Shardarinskaya HPP to upgrade equipment at the 100-MW Shardarinkskaya hydropower project.

JSC Shardarinskaya HPP -- a subsidiary of the state-owned Samruk Energy utility company -- solicited bids for the work in October 2012.

The work will see Andritz refurbish the hydroelectric plant's four Kaplan turbines, increasing their output by about 20% to 31.5 MW each.

The order also includes the supply of generators and new control equipment, and modernization of the plant's auxiliary systems.

Shardarinskaya is expected to have a total installed capacity of about 126 MW when the rehabilitation and upgrades are complete during the second half of 2017.

Andritz said the value of the award is US$102.7 million.

The project was originally commissioned in 1967 and is located on the Syr-Darya River in the southern part of Kazakhstan.

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