ANDRITZ HYDRO Pvt Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Austrian technology group ANDRITZ, has furthered its presence in the Indian market by setting up a new regional office in Jammu city, Jammu & Kashmir.
The new office was inaugurated in the presence of Chaudhary Lal Singh, Minister of Forest, Ecology & Environment, Government of J&K; Navin K. Choudhary, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Government of J&K and R.N. Sahay, Principal Commissioner of Income Tax, J&K. The company’s Management Board, Josef M Ullmer, MD and CEO; Mahadevan Anand, MD and CMO and other senior dignitaries were also present in the inaugural function.
ANDRITZ HYDRO has been present in India for over two decades now and has a leading position in the hydropower sector. With its two state-of-the-art manufacturing factories in Prithla, Faridabad and Mandideep, the company has set-up a consolidated position in the hydropower sector and has already commissioned important hydroelectric projects in India including Karcham Wangtoo (1,000 MW) and Teesta III (1,200 MW).
Josef M Ullmer mentioned, “This is another major milestone in the history of ANDRITZ HYDRO”. ANDRITZ is strongly committed to contribute its best to the growth story of Jammu & Kashmir. J&K State has vast hydropower potential of which a major portion is yet to be harnessed. Our association with J&K dates back to over a decade when we supplied equipment to the state’s Baglihar I and II hydroelectric projects.”
He adds, “With our new office in Jammu, we aim to further strengthen our position as one of the largest and most comprehensive companies in the providing ‘from water-to-wire’ solutions for hydropower generation. With this step, we hope to consolidate our proximity to our esteemed clients in the region and also help support the development of the state of J&K.”