Voith supplies hydro turbines for three European projects

Voith has completed work at a pair of Austrian hydroelectric projects and received an order for another in Norway, the international manufacturer announced.

Voith Hydro recently installed two 7.2 MW Kaplan turbines, generators and electromechanical equipment at Austria’s new Sohlstufe Lehen hydropower plant, while also providing equipment for a modernization of the country’s Pernegg an der Mur project.

The 19.2-MW run-of-river plant was Austria’s most powerful when it was completed in 1927, and after more than 600,000 hours of service from the original equipment, Voith has supplied three new Kaplan turbine generator units and control systems.

Meanwhile, the company has also received an order to equip Norway’s Braskereidfoss project with a 15.7 MW generator unit and automation system. The plant is located on the Glomma River in south Norway and will be built directly alongside an existing plant. The order is worth about US$24.3 million and will be fulfilled through a partnership of Voith’s Austrian and Norwegian offices.

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