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 Ontario.
"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 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.
Image with caption: "New Multi-Turn Stator Coil Facility in Peterborough, Ontario. (CNW Group/Andritz Hydro Canada Inc.)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140211_C9220_PHOTO_EN_36555.jpg
SOURCE: Andritz Hydro Canada Inc.
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