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Kaplan turbines

In 1913, the company was the first to recognize the importance of Victor Kaplan’s invention and, in partnership with him, developmental tests were carried out. Since then, thousands of Kaplan turbines have left our workshops, among them the most powerful and largest in the world with an output of up to 200 MW and runner diameters of up to 10.5 m.
Our stepped program offers the best economical solution for any requirement. Large custom-built Kaplan turbines for high output ranges are Voith’s speciality.

Application range

Custom Kaplan turbines are used primarily for lower heads up to 50m and larger flows.


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