Andritz signs deal for Muskrat Falls hydropower plant

Muskrat Falls Hydropower Plant

Andritz Hydro has been awarded an order to supply all hydromechanical equipment for Canada's 824-MW Muskrat Falls hydropower project.

The contract, offered by Nalcor Energy, includes the delivery and installation of roller gates, stop-logs and a tower for the mechanical drives for five spillway bays, as well as twelve trashracks, intake gates, mechanical drives and stop-logs for the powerhouse.

Andritz Hydro (OP: ADRZF) was awarded a contract to supply four 206 MW Kaplan turbines and synchronous generators for the Muskrat Falls project in January 2013.

The Muskrat Falls plant will be located on the Churchill River in Labrador, downstream from the existing Churchill Falls project. It is one component of the Lower Churchill complex, which could eventually also include the 2,250-MW Gull Island plant.

The project has stirred controversy throughout its development, though multiple studies have defended it as the least-cost option for future power generation.

Nalcor awarded Italian contractor Astaldi a contract to construct Muskrat Falls' major civil works in October after awarding a $170 million contract to Andritz Hydro in February to supply turbines and generator units. Muskrat Falls received the official go-ahead from Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Kathy Dunderdale in December 2012.

HydroWorld.com reported that financial closing for the project had been achieved earlier this month.

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