Major Order from Costa Rica for Andritz

Published: February 1, 2012; 16:46 · (Vindobona)

The Austrian technology group Andritz was awarded a contract by the Institute of Electricity of Costa Rica.

Major Order from Costa Rica for Andritz / Picture: © Vindobona.org

Andritz ensures the supply and supervision of the installation of four Francis turbines, generators, and the electrical and mechanical equipment for the hydroelectric power project Reventazón, the biggest hydropower plant ever built in the country.

Hydropower has always been the most important source for electricity production in Costa Rica, which produces over 75% of its electricity from renewable hydropower. The Reventazón hydropower plant will also contribute considerably to reach the ambitious Costa Rican goal to become a carbon neutral country by the next decade. As of 2016, the four Andritz Hydro Francis units with a total output of 300 MW will provide approximately 524,000 households with environmentally-friendly electricity.

For decades, Andritz Hydro has been successfully present in Costa Rica, supplying equipment for new hydropower projects as well as working on the rehabilitation, modernization, and upgrade of the existing hydropower plants.

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