On-site hydro refit

Andritz VA TECH HYDRO has received an order from PT International Nickel Indonesia Tbk (PT Inco) for the supply, installation and commissioning of two new generators of 85 MVA each for an on-site hydro station in Indonesia.

Along with the generators, Andritz will deliver the protection/excitation systems and balance of plant for the Larona station located in Sulawesi, built in 1978.
Larona together with the Balambano and Karebbe hydro stations supply the energy required by PT Inco for ore processing and nickel matte production.

Installation and commissioning of the two machines for Larona represent a challenge as the work has to be performed during the very short shut-down of the melting furnaces at PT Inco’s production facilities, Andritz says in a statement.

The first unit is to be supplied by the end of May 2009 and to go on line in November 2009; the second unit is to follow in early 2010.

The value of the order is some US$26 million.

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