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PETERBOROUGH, ON, Feb. 11, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - ANDRITZ HYDRO, a world
market leader in the supply of electromechanical systems and services
for hydropower plants, announced the grand opening of its first stator
coil manufacturing facility in Peterborough, Ontario. To meet the
demand in the North American market, this 17,000 square foot facility
will use press curing technology to supply stator coils for use in new
and refurbished hydropower generators. First stator coil deliveries are
scheduled for summer 2014.
With this investment - supported by the Eastern Ontario Development Fund
- ANDRITZ HYDRO is creating new jobs and business growth, all the while
maintaining its current engineering design and sales office, in
"I'm delighted that ANDRITZ is taking its Peterborough operations to the
next level-adding manufacturing capacity alongside its engineering and
sales functions. I thank the company for its ongoing confidence in our
community and am pleased our government has the opportunity to be a
partner in this important expansion."
- Jeff Leal, Minister of Rural Affairs and MPP for Peterborough
"With the opening of our new Peterborough production facility, ANDRITZ
HYDRO looks forward to providing our customers with an enhanced and
further-integrated suite of products and services. Our continued focus
on innovation and industry-leading reliability and quality is matched
only by our longstanding commitment to hydropower as an economical and
environmentally friendly form of energy generation."
- Daniel Carrier, Vice President Operations, ANDRITZ HYDRO LTD.
The ANDRITZ GROUP
The ANDRITZ GROUP is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment,
and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, the
metalworking and steel industries, and for solid/liquid separation in
the municipal and industrial sectors. In addition, ANDRITZ offers
technologies for certain other sectors including automation, the
production of animal feed and biomass pellets, pumps, machinery for
nonwovens and plastic films, steam boiler plants, biomass boilers and
gasification plants for energy generation, flue gas cleaning plants,
plants for the production of panelboards (MDF), thermal sludge
utilization, and biomass torrefaction plants. The publicly listed,
international technology Group is headquartered in Graz, Austria, and
has a staff of around 23,900 employees. ANDRITZ operates over
220 production sites as well as service and sales companies all around
ANDRITZ HYDRO supplies electromechanical equipment for hydropower
stations. With over 170 years of accumulated experience and more than
30,000 turbines installed totaling approximately 420,000 megawatts of
output, the business area is one of the world's leading system
suppliers, offering the complete product portfolio, including turbines,
generators, and additional equipment of all types and sizes: "from
water to wire" for small-scale and large hydropower stations up to
outputs of more than 800 megawatts per turbine unit. ANDRITZ HYDRO is
also well-positioned in the growing maintenance, refurbishment, and
upgrade market for existing hydropower plants. Pumps (for water
transport, irrigation, and applications for various industries) and
turbogenerators for thermal power stations are also part of the
SOURCE Andritz Hydro Canada Inc.
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