EANS-Adhoc: ANDRITZ HYDRO to supply water turbines and generators for two new hydropower stations of Energie Steiermark, Austria

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Graz, July 9, 2009. Energie Steiermark AG, Austria awarded ANDRITZ HYDRO to supply, install and commission electromechanical equipment for the Gössendorf and Kalsdorf hydropower stations that are to be built to the south of Graz. The order volume for ANDRITZ HYDRO amounts to approximately 28 MEUR.

ANDRITZ HYDRO will supply four bulb turbines each with a runner diameter of 3,600 mm, including speed governors, generators, and exciter systems. The two hydropower stations, each with 20 MW installed power, to be built jointly by Energie Steiermark and Verbund, will supply renewable electric energy out of hydro power to 45,000 households in Styria as from 2012 and 2013, respectively. With the award of this order to ANDRITZ HYDRO, around two-thirds of the 156 MEUR total investment volume will be placed with Austrian companies.

This order again confirms ANDRITZ HYDRO´s successful, long-term cooperation with Energie Steiermark and its favorable market position in the Austrian hydropower market.

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ANDRITZ HYDRO is a global supplier of electromechanical systems and services (`water-to-wire´) for hydropower plants. The company is a leader in the world market for hydraulic power generation and has a top position in the growing power plant refurbishment segment. This and other press releases of ANDRITZ HYDRO are available for download on www.andritz-hydro.com.

The ANDRITZ GROUP is a global market leader for customized plants, process technologies, and services for the hydropower, pulp and paper, metals, and other industries (solid/liquid separation, feed and biofuel). The Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria and has a staff of 13,600 employees worldwide. ANDRITZ operates over 150 production sites, service, and sales companies all around the world.

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