Large hydro Plants

Experience and excellence in large hydro plants  

Voith is one of the leading companies in the world with regard to large hydro installations. Our project management expertise, our experience, and successful planning and execution of some of the largest hydropower plants in the world are a proof of our excellence.


We offer full-line plant supply for new as well as modernization projects. From spare parts to turnkey projects, Voith provides individually planned and designed solutions for large high head, low head and run-of-the-river plants.

Selected references

Xiluodu, China 

Voith has concluded one of the largest hydropower projects in the company’s history this year: Xiluodu. The impressive plant is now in operation – and it paves the way for the future. read more

Estreito, Brazil

Voith delivered the electro-mechanical equipment for this Brazilian power station – which included the largest Kaplan turbines ever manufactured in Brazil. read more

Gilgel Gibe II, Ethiopia

Before Gigel Gibe II was commissioned only one out of six villages in Ethiopia were connected to the grid. Voith equipped this power plant which increased the rural power supply by 50 percent. read more

Omkareshwar, India

With a construction period of just 48 months, Voith installed a turnkey, highly modern hydropower plant in Omkareshwar, India. read more

Three Gorges, China 

For the largest power station in the world, at the Three Gorges Dam in China, Voith delivered six machine sets, each giving 700 megawatts of power. read more

Peixe Angical, Brazil

By providing three Kaplan turbines and generators, as well as the automation and control systems, Voith has helped to ensure the power supply for four million people.    read more

Eastmain 1-A, Canada

Voith has installed the largest generating units in the large scale Eastmain 1-A/Sarcelle/Rupert project and delivered turbine runners from Sao Paulo over a distance of 13 000 km. read more

Baguari, Brazil


The supply of the first power plant as part of the Brazilian growth acceleration program was completed by Voith three months earlier than planned. read more

Itaipú, Brazil

At 14 000 megawatts, the power station at Itaipú is the second largest in the world. Voith supplied a total of 14 Francis turbines for the South American project. read more