ANDRITZ has received an order from the Assam state government-owned utility Assam Power Generation Corporation Ltd. (APGCL) to supply the complete electro-mechanical equipment for the Lower Kopili hydropower plant located on the Kopili river in central Assam, India. The start of commercial operation is scheduled for the end of 2024.
The ANDRITZ scope of supply consists of plant design and engineering, manufacture, supply, erection, testing, and commissioning of the complete electro-mechanical equipment including all five turbine-generator units for the Lower Kopili hydroelectric project. This will be the first contract that ANDRITZ has received from APGCL in the state of Assam.
Once completed, the hydropower plant will have a total installed capacity of about 120 MW based on two main units and three environmental flow units and provide 456 GWh of electricity per year. The project will provide strong support in covering the growing demand for electricity in the Indian state of Assam.