ANDRITZ wins equipment supply contract for 1,470 MW Luang Prabang hydropower

ANDRITZ has received an order from CH. Karnchang (Lao) Company Ltd. to supply electromechanical equipment for the 1,470 MW Luang Prabang run-of-river hydropower plant in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

Luang Prabang, on the Mekong River in Luang Prabang Province, will have annual output of about 6,500 GWh and will provide renewable energy to the electricity network of the Kingdom of Thailand. The turbine-generator units at Luang Prabang will feature oil-less turbine runners and a fish-friendly design, which significantly contribute to the environmental plant design measures of CH. Karnchang, according to a release.

The contract amount is in the mid triple-digit million-euro range, ANDRITZ said. The contract will come into force in January 2023. Commissioning is scheduled for the end of 2029.

The ANDRITZ scope includes design, manufacturing, supply, transportation, erection, testing and commissioning of seven large Kaplan turbine-generator units (203 MW each) and three smaller units (18 MW each), including transformers, governors, control, excitation and protection and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems as well as the electrical power and associated auxiliary systems.

ANDRITZ offers plants, equipment, systems and services for the pulp and paper industry, the hydropower sector, the metals processing and forming industry, pumps, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, as well as animal feed and biomass pelleting. ANDRITZ Hydro supplies electromechanical equipment and services for hydropower plants, with an installed fleet of more than 470 GW.