International technology group ANDRITZ has received a contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Nashville District for rehabilitation of the turbines and generators at Barkley hydroelectric power plant (186 MW), located on the Cumberland River in Western Kentucky near the town of Grand Rivers.
Once fully commissioned, power generation is estimated to be approximately 150 GWh per year. The order value is approximately 65 million euros. Commissioning of the first unit is expected in September 2023.
The scope of supply includes the design, manufacture, transportation, erection, testing and commissioning of four Kaplan turbine generator units with a capacity of 46.5 MW each, along with associated auxiliaries and ancillary equipment. The contract will be executed by ANDRITZ’s USA subsidiary in Charlotte, North Carolina.
By securing this prestigious contract, ANDRITZ has further consolidated its position as a leading player in the United States’ hydropower market.