Voith to Supply Synchronous condensers to Manitoba Hydro’s Riel project
“We are extremely proud and excited to work together with our consortium partner, Stuart Olson, on this innovative project. It represents an important new reference for Voith and will position our company well for new opportunities, not only in Canada, but also globally in the synchronous condensers market,” says William Malus, President and CEO Voith Hydro Inc. (Canada).
The civil work will begin in 2015 and the four (4) units are set to be inservice in 2018. Voith is the consortium lead and has the majority of the supply scope and will be leading the commissioning activities while its consortium partner Stuart Olson is taking care of the civil, infrastructure work and mechanical & electrical Balance of Plant including the overall equipment installation work. Voith initiated the development of the opportunity work on this project in 2009. These long term efforts allowed Voith to provide the customer with a detailed and complete solution as part of its proposal. The expertise and support of various Operating Units around the globe were key in making Voith the preferred proponent. This project is a great example of the company’s international collaborative expertise and innovation capabilities.
About the Company
Voith sets standards in the markets energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials and transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs more than 39,000 people, generates € 5.3 billion in sales, operates in about 50 coun-tries around the world and is today one of the largest family-owned com-panies 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 genera-tion. Voith has been a leading supplier of this technology since the early beginning, and continuously develops it further.
Dr. Vesna Stirnadel
Voith Hydro Holding
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