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EANS-News: ANDRITZ to perform complete modernization and digitalization of Sobradinho HPP in Brazil

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Graz - MAY 5, 2020. International technology group ANDRITZ has signed a contract
with Companhia Hidrelétrica do São Francisco (CHESF) to perform complete
modernization and digitalization of the Sobradinho hydropower plant located on
the São Francisco river, Bahia state, in the northeastern region of Brazil. The
order value is more than 40 million euros, and the project is expected to be
completed in 2025.

The ANDRITZ scope of supply comprises new electro-mechanical equipment,
including medium and low voltage cubicles, automation and control systems for
the powerhouse, spillway and water intake, conditioning monitoring system,
HIPASE technology for synchronization, excitation, turbine governor and
protection, repair services for step-up and station service transformers,
cooling and ventilation systems, intake gates and - as an option - overhaul of
the six vertical Kaplan turbines. The contract also includes engineering (basic
and detailed design), overall project management, supply of equipment and
installation materials, as well as field installation services and training.

Founded in 1948, CHESF is a subsidiary of Eletrobrás and one of the largest
power generation and transmission utilities in Brazil, with a total installed
capacity of 10,670 MW. After more than 40 years of operation, the Sobradinho
hydropower plant (with a total installed capacity of 1,050 MW) will undergo a
full technological upgrade. Installation of advanced digital automation and
control equipment by ANDRITZ will extend the lifetime of the plant and ensure
safe and reliable operations in the future.

ANDRITZ is one of the few global suppliers that has reference projects and
expertise to execute modernization projects of this magnitude. The award of this
contract is a very important milestone for ANDRITZ, which has once again
confirmed its position as a leading company in the supply of electro-mechanical
equipment and solutions for the hydropower industry.

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International technology group ANDRITZ offers a broad portfolio of innovative
plants, equipment, systems and services for the pulp and paper industry, the
hydropower sector, the metals processing and forming industry, pumps, solid/
liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, as well as animal
feed and biomass pelleting. The global product and service portfolio is rounded
off with plants for power generation, recycling, the production of nonwovens and
panelboard, as well as automation and digital solutions offered under the brand
name of Metris. The publicly listed group today has around 28,400 employees and
more than 280 locations in over 40 countries.

ANDRITZ Hydro is one of the globally leading suppliers of electromechanical
equipment and services for hydropower plants. With over 175 years of experience
and an installed fleet of more than 430 GW output, the business area provides
complete solutions for hydropower plants of all sizes as well as services for
plant diagnosis, refurbishment, modernization and upgrade of existing hydropower
assets. Pumps for irrigation, water supply and flood control as well as turbo
generators are also part of this business area's portfolio.

Further inquiry note:
Dr. Michael Buchbauer
Head of Corporate Communications
Tel.: +43 316 6902 2979
Fax: +43 316 6902 465

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issuer:       Andritz AG
              Stattegger Straße 18
              A-8045 Graz
phone:        +43 (0)316 6902-0
FAX:          +43 (0)316 6902-415
ISIN:         AT0000730007
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