Voith Hydro Canada has won a contract to supply parts for the DeCew Falls 1 project. Operator Ontario Power Generation is overhauling the plant that has been supplying electricity to the grid for more than a century. Voith will supply the turbine runner, shaft, and wicket gates of Unit #8. The overhaul will be complete in early 2012.
Amongst the first turbines Voith supplied to North America
Voith also had been the original equipment supplier for DeCew Falls 1. Early in the 20th century, the owner, Hamilton Cataract Power Company, ordered four turbine units in Heidenheim for the plant located in direct vicinity to the Niagara Falls. With delivery from 1904 to 1912, these units were amongst the first ones Voith supplied to North America.