Graz, Austria Andritz Hydro has received an order from British Columbia Hydro & Power Authority to supply two Francis turbines and generators to expand the Mica hydropower plant in British Columbia, Canada.
The order comes into force in the first quarter of 2011 and has a value of approximately EUR110 million (about US154 million) Andritz Hydro reported.
The Andritz Hydro scope of supply includes installation and commissioning of two Francis turbines, each with an output of 520.3 MW and a runner diameter of 5,600 mm.
The Mica hydropower station was first commissioned 1976, with four 444-MW Francis turbines and generators. Provision was made during the original building work for two additional units to be installed in the current extension project.
Recently, Andritz received orders to supply the electromechanical equipment for the new hydropower plants Hissmofors, Sweden, and Pare, India, as well as for the refurbishment of the existing hydropower plants Hills Creek, USA, and Rio Macho, Costa Rica.