Voith awarded service contract for hydropower generator modernization project in the Canadian province of Manitoba
Canada is one of the largest producers of hydropower: The installed capacity amounts to 73 GW and its share of the country’s total electricity supply is almost 65 percent. The country is also one of the most mature hydropower markets in the world: With an installed fleet of approximately 1,500 units and an average age of these facilities of around 60 years, the country offers great and enduring opportunities for the services and modernization business in hydropower.
Voith Hydro in Canada is well-prepared for these demands and offers vast experience with deep know-how in generator modernization at its center of excellence for winding and coil technology in Mississauga, Ontario.
About the Company
Voith sets standards in the markets energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transportation & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs more than 43,000 people, generates € 5.7 billion in sales, operates in about 50 countries around the world and is today one of the biggest family-owned companies in Europe.
The Importance of Hydropower
Hydropower is the largest, oldest and also most reliable form of renewable energy generation. Worldwide it makes an indispensable contribution to stable power supplies and hence to economic and social development - both in industrial countries and in emerging markets. At the same time, hydropower significantly contributes to climate-protecting energy generation. Voith has been a leading supplier of this technology since the early beginning, and continuously develops it further.