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EANS-News: ANDRITZ receives another major order for pumped storage power station in Portugal

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Graz (euro adhoc) - Graz/Vienna, November 25, 2011.  EDP - Gestão da Produção de
Energia, S.A., has awarded the consortium ANDRITZ HYDRO (leader of the
consortium), EFACEC Engenharia, and SMM-Sociedade de Montagens Metalomecânicas
an order for the supply and erection of the complete electromechanical equipment
for the pumped storage project Foz Tua. 

The contract includes two reversible pump turbines of 120 MW each, cylindrical
gates, motor generators, governors and control systems, hydro mechanical
equipment, and a large scope of auxiliary systems. An important factor for the
success was the close cooperation with two reputable Portuguese companies in
order to reach a substantial local content within the consortium.

The pumped storage station will be erected on the river Tua, a tributary of the
Douro River in the north of Portugal, and is part of the ambitious EDP expansion
program to boost power generation from renewable sources, with a special
emphasis on wind and hydro power.

With this order, ANDRITZ HYDRO strengthens its leading position in Portugal,
which presently is one of the most active new pumped storage markets in Europe.
It is the fourth major order within four years which EDP has awarded to
consortia led by ANDRITZ HYDRO. Altogether these contracts add up to ten turbine
generator units of various types and sizes, with a predominance of low head pump
turbines, a product in which ANDRITZ HYDRO has extensive experience and
know-how, also due to the successful projects in Portugal.

The Francis unit for the extension of the Bemposta power station with an output
of 193 MW and a runner diameter of 6 m, which was awarded to ANDRITZ HYDRO in
2008 and is one of the largest turbine generator sets of this type in Western
Europe, has recently been commissioned and is already supplying clean power to
the Portuguese grid.

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The ANDRITZ GROUP
The ANDRITZ GROUP is a globally leading supplier of plants and services for the
hydropower, pulp and paper, metals, and other specialized industries
(solid/liquid separation, feed, and biofuel). The Group is headquartered in
Graz, Austria, and has a staff of approximately 16,700 employees worldwide.
ANDRITZ operates over 180 production sites, service and sales companies all
around the world.

ANDRITZ HYDRO
ANDRITZ HYDRO is a global supplier of electromechanical equipment and services
for hydropower plants. With over 170 years of experience and more than 30,000
turbines installed totaling approximately 400,000 MW output, ANDRITZ HYDRO is a
leader in the world market for hydraulic power generation, offering the complete
product portfolio including turbines, generators, and additional equipment of
all types and sizes: `water to wire´ from small hydro applications up to outputs
of more than 800 MW. Additionally, ANDRITZ HYDRO holds a top position in the
growing hydropower plant service, refurbishment, and upgrade market. Further
fields of activity are development, design, and manufacture of pumps for
selected applications (e.g. for water transport, in the energy sector, or in the
pulp and paper industry) and of turbo generators for gas and steam power plants.


Further inquiry note:
Dr. Michael Buchbauer
Head of Group Treasury, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Tel.: +43 316 6902 2979
Fax: +43 316 6902 465
mailto:michael.buchbauer@andritz.com

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