The contract has been awarded by the Egyptian Ministries of Energy and Water Resources for the Assiut barrage, which is the oldest dam in the Egyptian section of the River Nile.

Under the terms of the contract, Andritz Hydro will supply and install four bulb turbines, generators, and the electrical and hydro mechanical equipment for the rebuild of the Assiut barrage.

The Assiut rebuild will improve the conditions for irrigation and shipping and will also create means of generating electricity from renewable hydro power.

The four Andritz Hydro bulb units with a total output of 32MW will provide approximately 75,000 households with environmentally- friendly electricity by 2017.

The contract is scheduled to be put into service during the first quarter of 2012.