Enerjisa, a joint venture of Osterreichische Elektrizitatswirtschafts-AG and H.O. Sabanci Holding A.S., Turkey, has chosen a consortium led by Andritz Va Tech Hydro to supply the complete electromechanical equipment, including service work, for the Turkish hydropower plant cascade in Kahramanmaras. The project consists of three hydropower stations -- the Kandil, Sariguzel and Hacininoglu -- with a total output of 452 MW.)

Enerjisa is currently planning to build a total of nine hydropower plants with an overall capacity of about 1,000 MW. They hydropower stations of the Kandil Cascade are the first step and are planned to be operational by the end of 2010.

Turkey currently operates hydropower stations with a total capacity of 13,500 MW and has further capacity of approximately 4,500 MW under construction. Nearly two-thirds of the hydropower plants installed in Turkey were equipped by Andritz Va Tech Hydro. Andritz Va Tech Hydro is a member of the Andritz Group, which is headquartered in Graz, Austria.