Andritz Hydro will work on three different hydroelectric projects in Southern America

COPEL (Companhia Paranaense de Energia), Brazil, ordered modernization of the 1,676MW hydroelectric plant of Governor Bento Munhoz da Rocha Netto, located on the Iguaçu River. By 2022, Andritz will deliver four new Francis runners with increased efficiency and improved cavitation behavior, including new speed and voltage regulators.
The Nicaraguan company ENEL (Empresa Nicaragüense de Electricidad), on the other hand, has requested the assistance of Andritz for the modernization of the Carlos Fonseca and Centroamérica hydropower stations, located in the La Rauda valley. Andritz will supply the electrical equipment, including new switchgears, main transformers, medium- and low-voltage equipment, as well as protection, excitation, control, and automation systems. The scope of supply also includes repair and renovation work to the spherical valves, butterfly valves, and gates. The Carlos Fonseca and Centroamérica hydropower stations will be put again into commercial operation in 2017 and 2018, respectively.