Andritz has won a $102m contract from Shardarinskaya HPP to upgrade electromechanical equipment at the Shardarinskaya hydropower plant in Kazakhstan.
Andritz will upgrade four Kaplan turbines with a runner diameter of 5.3m at the 104 MW plant located on the Syr-Darya River in the southern part of the country.
They will also supply generators and new control equipment, as well as modernization of the auxiliary systems of the plant, which was originally commissioned in 1967.
The modernization work, which is set for completion in the second half of 2017, will increase the capacity of each turbine from the current 26 MW to 31.5 MW, representing an increase of around 20 per cent.
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