ANDRITZ HYDRO to modernize Dnipro 1 hydropower station in Ukraine
ANDRITZ Hydro was awarded a contract by state-owned utility Ukrhydroenergo for modernization of the Dnipro 1 hydropower station on the Dnieper River, Ukraine.
The project is part of a rehabilitation program financed by the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The contract value for ANDRITZ Hydro amounts to approx. 60 million euros. Completion of the project is scheduled for the end of 2021. ANDRITZ Hydro‘s scope of supply includes the complete rehabilitation of three 75 MW Francis turbines and generators, including dismantling, supply of new equipment, installation, and testing. Except for the embedded parts, all major components will be replaced by new equipment. The modernization will increase the output from 64 to 75 MW and substantially enhance reliability and safety. A hydraulic model test will allow optimum performance of the new turbines to be defined and demonstrated within the geometric conditions of the existing powerhouse.