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Large Hydro

The Largest Power Producing Facilities in the World

Globally leading in large hydropower solutions

    Large hydro plants are the biggest power producing facilities in the world. Some hydropower stations even have twice the capacity of the current largest nuclear power stations. With Voith, you have an experienced partner in complex hydro power applications and a continuous innovator at your side.

    Voith is a trusted full-line supplier covering all types of hydropower plants. Our globally aligned experts develop complete and long-term solutions along the whole lifecycle of a plant - from setting up a new plant and optimizing and modernizing existing plants to servicing and training. Each solution is thereby individual and perfectly adapted to the local challenges and our customers’ requirements. The Voith Hydro team is fully dedicated to your project and committed to maximizing the potential of your plant in the best way possible. By optimizing solutions with our environmentally friendly technologies, we improve the feasibility of power plants to be built new or to be modernized.

    With leading technologies and digital solutions Voith is ahead in the hydro energy industry: We bring intelligence into digital hydropower plants to shape the future in power generation and to create value for generations to come.

    Benefits of hydropower plants as an energy source

    • Highest conversion efficiency
    • Reliable, long lifetime before modernization needs
    • Lowest greenhouse gas emissions

    945
    945 MVA generator unit contracted - masterpiece in capacity (Wu Dong De plant, China)
    420
    420 MVA variable speed unit supplied – largest in capacity (Frades II, Portugal)
    821
    821 TWh/year energy generated with Voith Hydro turbines
    >10000
    >10000 hydropower plant turbines supplied by Voith

    Complete supply of hydropower components

      Voith develops and produces all major hydropower components needed for large hydroelectric power stations. Each system and component is characterized by the highest reliability and accuracy for years, based on our long-term experience and dedication in cooperation with our customers.

      Automation

      With our control systems, we guarantee safety, reliability and cost-effective operation in hydropower plants all around the world. Our solutions are proven and equipped with cutting-edge technology.

      FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR AUTOMATION SOLUTIONS

      Turbines

      For 150 years, Voith has developed, built and installed hydraulic machines for hydropower plants. During this time, we have contributed significantly to the advancement of all types of turbines. Today, thousands of installed hydropower plants worldwide are equipped with Voith hydraulic machines.

      FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR TURBINES

      Generators

      Voith’s full hydro plant expertise today includes all different types of generators from a rich 150-year history. We are the industry leader in the development and production of generators and motor-generators for constant and adjustable speed.

      FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR GENERATORS

      Hydromechanical Auxiliary Equipment

      Voith also designs hydromechanical auxiliary equipment ranging from shut-off valves and electrical and mechanical systems to hydraulic steel structures for hydropower plants.

      FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR HYDROMECHANICAL AUXILIARY

      HyService

      We offer reliable service for all generator types and hydraulic machines, as well as for automation and auxiliary equipment. With HyService you obtain efficient, customized solutions, paired with optimized outage times and improved maintenance cycles.

      FIND OUT MORE ABOUT HYSERVICE
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      One step ahead – Unique experience combined with an innovative mindset

        1908: Voith started using the karstic spring Brunnenmühle in Heidenheim to test newly developed hydropower components.
        Today: The Brunnenmühle at the company’s headquarters is an internationally recognized research and development center for hydropower generation.

        Voith’s competence in hydropower can be traced back to the year 1870 when the first hydraulic turbine was manufactured by Friedrich Voith. Since then many hydropower plants all over the world have been fitted with Voith components. To push the boundaries of hydropower, Voith now attaches great importance to R&D. With technology centers in Brazil, the U.S., Sweden, India, China and Germany, we have built a global network to be close to our customers and to approach future challenges hand in hand. It’s our aspiration to develop innovative solutions precisely tailored to our customers' current and future needs.

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