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EANS-News: ANDRITZ to supply electromechanical equipment for the Muskrat Falls hydropower plant, Canada

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Graz (euro adhoc) - Graz/Vienna, January 30, 2013.  ANDRITZ HYDRO, part of
international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order from Nalcor Energy
to supply four 209 megawatt (MW) Kaplan turbines and four synchronous generators
for the new Muskrat Falls hydropower plant in Labrador, Canada. Commissioning is
scheduled for 2017. The power generated will be used to replace the energy
production of an oil-fired thermal power station.The order has a value of
approximately 125 million euros. 

ANDRITZ HYDRO's scope of supply includes design, manufacturing, installation,
commissioning, and testing of the Kaplan turbines, which are among the largest
in the world, the four generators, as well as governors, static excitation
systems, and the monitoring, protection, and control equipment.

The turbine engineering is based on the hydraulic developments at ANDRITZ
HYDRO's turbine laboratory in Lachine, Quebec, the only hydraulic development
and test facility of its kind in Canada.

Muskrat Falls is located on the Churchill River, 35 kilometers from Happy
Valley-Goose Bay. Some of the power will be exported from the province via
subsea cables between Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. 

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International technology Group ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants,
equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry,
solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, the steel
industry, and the production of animal feed and biomass pellets. In addition,
ANDRITZ offers technologies for certain other sectors including automation,
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 panelboard (MDF), thermal sludge utilization, and
torrefaction plants. The publicly listed ANDRITZ GROUP is headquartered in Graz,
Austria, and has a staff of around 17,700 employees worldwide. ANDRITZ operates
over 180 production sites as well as service and sales companies all around the

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

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company:     Andritz AG
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phone:       +43 (0)316 6902-0
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sector:      Machine Manufacturing
ISIN:        AT0000730007
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