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EANS-News: ANDRITZ to modernize Innertkirchen 1 and Handeck 2 hydropower stations, Switzerland

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Graz (euro adhoc) - Graz/Vienna, June 11, 2013.  ANDRITZ HYDRO, part of
international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order from Kraftwerke
Oberhasli AG (KWO), Switzerland, to supply two Pelton turbines and one
synchronous generator as part of the project to extend Innertkirchen 1 and
Handeck 2 hydropower stations. Commissioning is scheduled for 2016. The project
to modernize the two plants built over 60 years ago makes a substantial
contribution towards covering peak energy demand to compensate for volatile wind
and solar energy supplies. Due to the modernization, an additional 70
gigawatt-hours will be generated every year, thus covering the energy demand for
more than 14,000 households. 

The order comprises supply, installation, and commissioning of two vertical,
six-jet Pelton turbines with an output of 150 and 90 megawatts, respectively,
and of a vertical synchronous generator (output: 165 megavolt-amperes) including
additional equipment. This upgrade will boost the overall output of the two
hydropower plants by 280 megawatts to reach 670 megawatts. 

By building a second head race, the flow rate of the water and thus the friction
losses in the pressure pipes will be reduced. As a result, more energy can be
generated from the water volume used in both power stations. A new return water
reservoir also upgrades the plant to provide ecological benefits. 

With 26 units in nine hydropower plants, Kraftwerke Oberhasli AG, one of
Switzerland's leading hydropower plant operators, provides a total output of
approximately 2,350 gigawatt-hours, representing around 7% of the total output
from all Swiss hydropower plants.

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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 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 Porkorny
Group Treasury, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Tel.: +43 316 6902 1332
Fax: +43 316 6902 465

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company:     Andritz AG
             Stattegger Straße 18
             A-8045 Graz
phone:       +43 (0)316 6902-0
FAX:         +43 (0)316 6902-415
sector:      Machine Manufacturing
ISIN:        AT0000730007
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language:   English

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