19.04.12: Hammerfest Strøm becomes ANDRITZ HYDRO Hammerfest
• ANDRITZ HYDRO increases stake in Hammerfest Strøm, Norway
Hammerfest 19. April 2012: Earlier this year ANDRITZ HYDRO increased its shareholding in Hammerfest Strøm AS and became the majority shareholder in the Company. Other major shareholders are the Spanish utility company Iberdrola and the local Norwegian utility company Hammerfest Energi. The company will operate under the name of ANDRITZ HYDRO Hammerfest with immediate effect.
Managing Director of ANDRITZ HYDRO Hammerfest, Stein Atle Andersen, says:
“We are very pleased to see ANDRITZ HYDRO increases its stake in the Company. ANDRITZ HYDRO, part of the international ANDRITZ GROUP, is a strong industrial player and will ensure the future technical, industrial and commercial development of ANDRITZ HYDRO Hammerfest”
The Company installed a 1000kW turbine, named HS1000, at the European Marine Energy Centre in December 2011. HS1000 was feeding the grid already in February 2012.
The HS1000 turbine is based on the technology tested in a 300kW prototype which was installed in Northern-Norway and became the world’s first tidal current turbine to be connected to a public grid in 2004.
Press contact: Stein Atle Andersen, +47 918 39 804
ANDRITZ HYDRO Hammerfest, former Hammerfest Strøm, was established in 1997 in Hammerfest, Norway. A subsidiary was established Glasgow, Scotland in 2008.
The ANDRITZ GROUP
International technology Group ANDRITZ is a globally leading supplier of plants, equipment, and services for hydropower stations, the pulp and paper industry, solid/liquid separation in the municipal and industrial sectors, the steel industry, and the production of animal feed and biomass pellets. In addition, ANDRITZ offers technologies for certain other sectors including automation, 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 panelboard (MDF), thermal sludge utilization, and torrefaction plants. The publicly listed ANDRITZ GROUP is headquartered in Graz, Austria and has a staff of approximately 16,700 employees worldwide. ANDRITZ operates over 180 production sites as well as service and sales companies all around the world.
ANDRITZ HYDRO is a global supplier of electromechanical equipment and services for hydropower plants. With over 170 years of accumulated experience and more than 30,000 turbines installed totaling approximately 400,000 MW output, ANDRITZ HYDRO is a leader in the world market for hydraulic power generation, offering the complete product portfolio including turbines, generators, and additional equipment of all types and sizes: "water to wire" from small hydro applications up to outputs of more than 800 MW. Additionally, ANDRITZ HYDRO holds a top position in the growing power plant service, refurbishment, and upgrade market. Further fields of activity are development, design, and manufacture of pumps for selected applications (e.g. for water transport, in the energy sector, in the pulp and paper industry) and of turbo generators for gas and steam power plants.