Austrian company Andritz announced it has secured the contract from Greenko Energy for the supply of electro-mechanical equipment for India's largest pumped storage plant planned at Pinnapuram in Andhra Pradesh.
The 1,200 MW project is being developed by Greenko. Its first unit is projected to be commissioned by 2023.
Andritz will supply the required electro-mechanical equipment for the hydropower project, comprising four 240-MW units, two 120-MW reversible pump units, main inlet valves, and associated auxiliaries. The contract covers the design, manufacture, supply, transportation, erection, testing, and commissioning of the equipment.
"The contract includes design, manufacture, supply, transportation, erection, testing and commissioning of four 240-MW units, two 120-MW reversible pump units, main inlet valves, and associated auxiliaries," the company said in a declaration.
Positioned in Kurnool district, the hydropower plant will be part of the first integrated renewable energy storage project combining electrical energy production based on photovoltaic solar, wind, and pumped storage.