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EANS-News: ANDRITZ: Modernization of Austria's oldest hydropower plant on the River Danube Ybbs-Persenbeug provides clean energy for additional 17,000 households

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Graz (euro adhoc) - Graz/Vienna, June 3, 2013.  ANDRITZ HYDRO, part of
international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order from VERBUND, the
leading Austrian electrical energy supplier and one of the biggest hydropower
generation companies in Europe, to modernize the Ybbs-Persenbeug run-of-river
power plant (total capacity: 236 megawatts), which went into operation in 1959.
Recently, one of the first major project milestones, the model test of the
turbines, was finished successfully. Due to new technologies in hydraulic and
electrical engineering, improved materials and manufacturing techniques, and
digital control systems, the hydropower plant will generate additional power for
17,000 households until 2020. Currently the Danube river hydropower plant
delivers power for 380,000 households.

The modernization will improve the plant's efficiency and availability, and its
annual output will increase by around 60 million kilowatt-hours, representing
the equivalent to an annual saving of 49,000 tons of CO2 emissions. With its
"Ybbs 2020" project, VERBUND is continuing its collaboration with ANDRITZ HYDRO
to revitalize the power stations on the River Danube. Aschach power station on
the Danube was already modernized between 2006 and 2010. 

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The ANDRITZ GROUP
The ANDRITZ GROUP is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and
services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the metalworking
and steel industries, and solid/liquid separation in the municipal and
industrial sectors. In addition, ANDRITZ offers technologies for certain other
sectors including automation, the production of animal feed and biomass pellets,
pumps, machinery for nonwovens and plastic films, steam boiler plants, biomass
boilers and gasification plants for energy generation, flue gas cleaning plants,
plants for the production of panelboards (MDF), thermal sludge utilization, and
biomass torrefaction plants. The publicly listed, international technology Group
is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and has a staff of around 23,700 employees.
ANDRITZ operates over 220 production sites as well as service and sales
companies all around the world.

ANDRITZ HYDRO
ANDRITZ HYDRO supplies electromechanical equipment for hydropower stations. With
over 170 years of accumulated experience and more than 30,000 turbines installed
totaling approximately 400,000 megawatts output, the business area is one of the
world's leading suppliers for hydraulic power generation, offering the complete
product portfolio, including turbines, generators, and additional equipment of
all types and sizes: "from water to wire" for small-scale hydropower stations up
to outputs of more than 800 megawatts. ANDRITZ HYDRO also holds a top position
in the growing hydropower plant service, refurbishment, and upgrade market.
Pumps (for water transport, irrigation, and applications for various industries)
and turbogenerators for thermal power stations are also allocated to the
business area.


Further inquiry note:
Oliver Pokorny
Group Treasury, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Tel.: +43 316 6902 1332
Fax: +43 316 6902 465
mailto:oliver.pokorny@andritz.com

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