Through its flagship facility in York, Pennsylvania, Voith Hydro traces its American hydropower manufacturing heritage over 135 years. Voith Hydro's location in York is one of the world's largest dedicated hydropower turbine equipment manufacturing facilities, and the only one in the United States to feature a hydraulic laboratory. Voith Hydro is a full-line supplier of hydropower equipment and services, from project planning and execution, manufacturing, electrical and mechanical engineering, outage management, modernization, and aftermarket business and services. Voith Hydro has aftermarket business offices located in Springfield, Oregon and Chattanooga, Tennessee providing comprehensive services for hydropower plants.
Voith Hydro Inc.
760 East Berlin Road
17408-8701 York (PA),
“Voith Hydro’s products and services are helping to provide clean, reliable, and affordable energy in homes and businesses across the U.S.”
“Voith Hydro is proud of its roots in the United States, which trace back to the early days of hydropower industry and include supplying the original turbines at Niagara Falls in 1906. Today, Voith Hydro continues to be one of the leading hydropower equipment manufacturers and service providers in the United States and around the globe. Hydropower is the United States’ largest source of renewable energy, with approximately 100,000 MW of installed capacity across the country; a number we hope to further grow in coming years. Voith Hydro is proud of its role in bringing this renewable source of energy to homes and business across the country through facilities both large and small. Eco-friendly technology is one of our assets: fish and environmentally-friendly applications that allow hydropower to work in concert with its natural surroundings.
“Whether it’s a small run-of-river generating facility, some of the largest hydropower projects in the world, or aftermarket business to ensure hydropower facilities work reliably and last for decades, Voith Hydro stands ready to meet our customers’ hydropower needs”
Highlights of Voith in the United States
Voith Hydro’s York location alone has unparalleled experience in the modernization and uprate of existing installations across the United States.
A few of Voith Hydro’s signature projects:
Bath County Pumped Storage Station: Jointly owned by Dominion Energy and First Energy, the Bath County Pumped Storage Station in Virginia is the world’s largest pumped storage power plant with a generation capacity of over 3,000 MW. Allis Chalmers, which Voith acquired in the 1980s, engineered the original 379 MW turbines for the Bath County Pumped Storage Station in the late 1970s and early 1980s. In the 2000s, Voith Hydro modernized and uprated Bath County’s turbines, which gives each a maximum generating capacity of 530 MW. The massive turbines – each impeller is approximately six (6) meters diameter and weighs 87 tons – were shipped from York (almost 250 miles away) on a 19-axle truck. With the modernization, Bath County reclaimed its position as the “largest battery in the world.”
Voith Hydro provided new stator frames, core, winding and cooling system as well as rotor pole rehabilitation on units 9-11 at the Conowingo powerhouse for Exelon Generation Company, LLC. The field assembly and installation were also performed by Voith Hydro. As part of this outage, the generator rating was increased to 75MVA at a Power Factor of 0.95. The contract took place between February 2009 and December 2012. All units have been operating successfully since project completion.
Jocassee Pumped Storage Station: The Jocassee Hydro station is located in South Carolina and is owned by Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC. Allis Chalmers, which Voith acquired in the 1980s, engineered the original 193 MW turbines in the late 1960s and early 1970s. In the 2000s, Voith Hydro modernized the turbine equipment, which gives each a maximum unit generating capacity of 205 MW. The massive turbines - each impeller is approximately seven (7) meters diameter and weighs 146 tons - were shipped from York (almost 600 miles) on a 20-axle truck.
US Regional Service
Voith Hydro Services Western Region
2885 Olympic Street
97478-5540 Springfield (OR)
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