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Modernization

Modernization

Modernization & Rehabilitation

A "plus" for both operators and the environment

    Hydropower plants are systems in use for generations. Many hydroelectric power stations, which were constructed decades ago, are still in operation today. One of Voith's core business areas is the modernization of such plants in order to bring them up to the current state of technology.

    There are a large number of existing hydropower plants particularly in the developed markets of Europe and North America. It is often possible to significantly increase their efficiency using today's technology. The operators can generate even more climate-friendly electricity through extensive modernization.

    Modernization & Rehabilitation

    Modernizing an existing plant can be challenging. Our objective is to develop and implement the best solution for you. The same level of commitment is shown on individual component upgrades or complete plant rehabilitations. Rehabilitation is complex since the change of a single component can affect the operation of the whole plant. Each component is inter-related in a hydropower plant. Voith is your reliable and experienced partner for all modernization projects. Our broad range of references and our successful longterm partnerships with our customers are a proof of our excellence in rehabilitation.

    Upgrading encompasses the replacement and improvements of components which have been the cause of high maintenance and repair or for which failure is expected in the near future due to aging. Upgrading also includes the installation of additional components or devices to improve the total plant. Often, rehabilitation can improve the output and significantly increases the plant’s profitability.

    One of the best opportunities we have to increase our supply of clean energy is by bringing our hydropower systems into the 21st Century. With this investment, we can create jobs, help our environment and give more renewable power to our economy without building a single new dam.
    Steve Chu, U.S. Energy Secretary
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