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Voith Awarded $60 Million Rehabilitation Contract at American Hydropower Plant Priest Rapids

  • Turbine rehabilitation of 10 units already underway
  • GCPUD fosters efficient and reliable energy supply
  • Support of modernization efforts on the Columbia River
Hydropower plant Priest Rapids in Mattawa, Washington.
Interior view of hydroelectric powerhouse in Priest Rapids.
York/Heidenheim: Voith has been awarded a $60 million contract for site rehabilitation work at the Priest Rapids Dam in Mattawa, Washington by the Grant County Public Utility District (GCPUD). The contract covers the field installation portion of the ongoing 10 unit turbine rehabilitation project underway at the facility.

“This contract highlights our commitment to delivering increased reliability and improved hydraulic and environmental performance to the Priest Rapids Generating Station,” said Bob Gallo, president and CEO, Voith Hydro, Inc. “Voith is focused on supporting the vision and investment of the GCPUD, and proud to lead efforts in the responsible repowering of many of the Northwest's major hydroelectric facilities including the Ice Harbor and Bonneville Dams, Grant County's Wanapum Dam, and now Priest Rapids.”

Voith Hydro has been involved with the Priest Rapids rehabilitation project since 2011 when turbine model testing work began, ultimately leading to the turbine supply contract in 2014. The new turbine equipment to be supplied and installed by Voith Hydro starting in late 2016 will sustain GCPUD’s mission to deliver efficient and reliable hydropower to their customers for decades to come.

Voith sets standards in the markets for energy, oil & gas, paper, raw materials, transport & automotive. Founded in 1867, Voith employs more than 20,000 people, generates €4.3 billion in sales, operates in over 60 countries around the world and is one of the largest family-owned companies in Europe.*
* Excluding the discontinued Group Division Voith Industrial Services.


Kathrin Röck

Global Business Partner Voith Hydro


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