PARIS, ON, May 6, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - ANDRITZ HYDRO has formed a new company, Andritz Hydro AFI Inc., for the purchase of assets from former AFI Hydro Inc., of Paris Ontario, Canada who entered receivership February 24, 2014. The company has been successful as a supplier for all types of gates for hydroelectric facilities and water control structures including repairs and replacements. They have supplied gates for a variety of Ontario Power Generation (OPG) plants over the years and recently have done work for Alta Gas, Manitoba Hydro and H2O Power.
This operation will complement existing ANDRITZ HYDRO Canada business and expand the package of equipment that can be offered to Canadian Hydro customers. Operations will be restarted with 50 employees. Dave Ballantyne, original president for Allied Fabricators, will continue as Senior Vice President involved in sales. Business will continue at 6 Adams Street, Paris, Ontario and main phone number remains 519 442 7884. "We are very pleased to add this local capability for design and supply of hydraulic gates and look forward to offering this additional resource to our customers"
-Timothy J. Ryan, President, Andritz Hydro AFI Inc.
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 the world.
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 business area.
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SOURCE: Andritz Hydro Canada Inc.
For further information:
Andritz AFI Hydro Inc.
Phone: 519 442 7884