Andritz to provide equipment for Greek pumped storage complex

The Greek construction company Terna SA has awarded Andritz a contract for the supply of electromechanical equipment for the new Amfilochia Pumped Storage Complex in central Greece.

Location of the Amfilochia Pumped Storage Complex
Location of the Amfilochia Pumped Storage Complex - Image © Terna Energy SA.

Andritz’s scope of supply includes the design, manufacture, supervision of erection, and commissioning of six reversible pump-turbine generator units, along with associated auxiliaries and ancillary equipment, governors, excitation and protection system, main inlet valves, draft tube gates as well as digital services.

Once in commercial operation, the power plant will have a total installed capacity of 680 MW (generation) and 730 MW (pumping) with an estimated total production of approximately 816 GWh of clean and sustainable electrical energy per year.

The advanced pumped storage plant will act as a green battery by balancing fluctuations in power generation from wind and solar plants, thus ensuring the secure and stable operation of the Greek power grid. It is the largest grid energy storage investment in Greece and a milestone project for the country’s clean energy transition.