Hydropower

Power is the foundation of modern life

Electric power keeps industrial societies going. It is only when electricity is continually available in the requisite quantity that goods can be produced and transported, and basic human needs met.

Renewable energy on the rise

At the start of the 21st Century, the generation of electricity from renewable sources is on the rise. Hydropower is currently the only renewable energy source that can deliver power on an industrial scale at competitive prices. About a sixth of all of the power produced worldwide is generated using hydropower.                                 

A partner to industry for generations

Voith provides a full-line service in the field of hydropower. The company has been building power plants for many generations. Its range includes large hydropower plants, pumped storage power plants, small hydropower plants, automation systems and innovative technology for utilizing the energy of the oceans, the modernization of power plants, as well as full life cycle service.
Voith produces at its own locations in Asia, Europe and North and South America.
At four research and development centers worldwide, company engineers are working today to create the electricity generation of tomorrow. They can rely on experience accumulated over decades.

90 percent efficiency

Modern hydropower plants can have an efficiency of more than 90 percent and are thus by far the most efficient way of generating electricity.

„Hydropower has become an essential component of any energy mix."

International Energy Agency 2010

One-sixth

of the world's electricity is produced by hydropower. Among the renewable energy sources, it represents around 80 percent.

Large hydropower plants

Large hydropower plants are one of the most powerful suppliers of renewable energy worldwide. They deliver the energy for growth regions such as Brazil, China and India and have also provided the developed countries with a reliable energy supply for decades. They ensure that millions of people have light and heat. read more

Small hydropower plants

Small hydropower plants play an important role in the use of renewable energy for power generation. With an installed capacity of up to 30 megawatts per unit, they can be used anywhere where the natural conditions or the pre-existing infrastructure permit a construction project. read more

Service

In order to ensure that hydropower plants always produce electricity reliably and economically, regular inspection and maintenance must be performed and, should it be required, any repair work needed.
With our HyService concept, we offer a comprehensive service that helps to guarantee the performance and efficiency of the plant's operation throughout its entire life cycle. read more

Automation

We develop custom-made automation systems for every hydropower plant. They help guarantee the safe, reliable and economic operation of modern hydroelectric power plants. read more

Pumped storage power plants

Pumped-storage power plants are paving the way for the further expansion of renewable energy. Voith has over one hundred years of experience with pumped storage plants, and supplies the most modern and efficient plants in the world. read more

Modernization

In these times of rising demand for energy, the modernization of existing hydropower plants makes an important contribution to the security of supply. Through modernization measures, significant gains in performance and thus higher energy yield can be achieved. read more

Ocean energies

Voith is a pioneer in the development of ocean energies. The company is a leader both in wave power generation and in the development of tidal current power plants. read more

Over 100 years in hydropower

The first turbine was produced by Voith in 1870. In the following years, the company took control in quick succession of first the German and then the international hydropower market. Soon after, Voith became a key partner in the major projects of the time. At the start of the last century, a spectacular order from Canada was received in Heidenheim. Voith was awarded the contract to supply the turbines to the Ontario Power Company at Niagara Falls. Between 1903 and 1913, the company delivered a total of 12 Francis spiral turbines to Canada. The twin turbines, each capable of over 12 000 HP, were among the largest and most powerful of the time.
Another order that stands out from this time of the company's early years was Voith's first delivery to China. In 1910, the company installed a turbine at the Shi Long Ba hydropower plant in Yunnan province. This was China's first hydroelectric power plant.

“Tremendous potential for hydroelectric power in South America, Africa and Asia is not being used.”

Richard Taylor, International Hydropower Association 

Locations

Trondheim, Norway

Voith Hydro AS
Sluppenveien 25
7493 Trondheim

Tel. +47 920 76 000
Fax +47 7395 9162
Avenida Cupiúba, Brazil

Voith Hydro da Amazonia Ltda.
Avenida Cupiúba, n° 594
Distrito Industrial, Manaus

Tel. +55 92 36178199
Fax +55 92 36178129

 

 

York (PA), USA

Voith Hydro Inc.
760 East Berlin Road 
17408-8701  York (PA), USA

Tel. +1 717 792 70 00
Fax +1 717 792 72 63
Chattanooga (TN), USA

Peak Hydro Services, Inc.
1023 Pineville Road 
37405 Chattanooga (TN), USA

Tel. +1 423 267 75 49
Fax +1 423 267 47 41
Inverness, United Kingdom

Voith Hydro Wavegen Limited
13a Harbour Road 
IV1 1SY Inverness, United Kingdom

Tel. +44 1463 238094
Fax +44 1463 238096
Sögütözü Ankara, Turkey

Voith Hydro Limited Sirketi
Armada Is Merkezi, Eskisehir Yolu No. 6
A Blok, Kat. 18, Daire 29
06520 Sögütözü Ankara, Turkey

Tel. +90 312 205 60043003
Fax +90 312 219 2115
Västerás, Sweden

Voith Hydro AB
Kopparlundsvägen 7
721 30 Västerás, Sweden

Tel. +46 21 382 560
Fax +46 21 470 2080
Ibarra (Guipúcoa), Spain

Voith Hydro S.L.
Poligono Apatta
20400 Ibarra (Guipúcoa), Spain

Tel. +34 943 67 37 99
Fax +34 943 67 28 48
Bucharest, Romania

Voith Hydro S.R.L.
Sectorul 2, B-dul Profesor Dimitrie Pompei
nr. 8, etaj 10
020337 Bucharest, Romania

Tel. +40 31 22 36 100
Fax +40 31 22 36 200
Oslo, Norway

Voith Hydro AS
Ostre Akervei 90
0596 Oslo, Norway

Tel. +47 920 76 000
Fax +47 2263 31 87
Seoul, Korea

Voith Hydro Tidal Co. Ltd.
No. 2017, Sung Jie Heights Officetel 
702-13, Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu
135-080 Seoul, Korea

Tel. +82 2 538 6471 
Fax +82 2 538 6472
Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan

Voith Fuji Hydro K.K.
1-1 Tanabeshinden, Kawasaki-ku
210-9530 Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa, Japan

Tel. +81 44329 20 15
Fax +81 44329 20 16
Cinisello Balsamo, Italy

Voith Hydro S.P.A.
Via Fosse Ardeatine 7/9
20092 Cinisello Balsamo, Italy

Tel. +39 0261 867 1
Fax +39 0261 867 401
Noida, India

Voith Hydro Private Limited
A-20&21, Sector 59
201 301 Noida, India

Tel. +91 120 3074242
Fax +91 120 3074243
Pilsen, Czech Republic

Voith Hydro s.r.o.
Bozkovske namesti 17/21 
326 00 Pilsen, Czech Republic

Tel. +420 371 417 201
Fax +420 371 417 222
Shanghai, China

Voith Hydro Shanghai Ltd.
555 Jiang Chuan Road
Minhang
200240 Shanghai, China

Tel. +86 21 2408 9999
Fax +86 21 64 30 8830
Brossard / Mississauga, Canada

Voith Hydro Inc.
9955 avenue de Catania, Suite 160
J4Z 3V5 Brossard, Canada

Tel. +1 450 766 2100 
Fax +1 450 766 2200

Voith Hydro Inc.
2185 North Sheridan Way
L5K 1A4 Mississauga (ON), Canada

Tel. +1 905 855 02 42
Fax +1 905 855 02 49
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Voith Hydro Ltda.
Rua Friedrich von Voith 825
Prédio 70
02995-000 Sao Paulo, Brazil

Tel. +55 11 3944 4000
Fax +55 11 3944 4001
Heidenheim, Germany

Voith Hydro Holding GmbH & Co. KG
Alexanderstraße 11
89522 Heidenheim, Germany

Tel. +49 7321 37 0
Fax +49 7321 37 7828
hydrocontact@voith.com

Voith Hydro GmbH & Co. KG
Alexanderstraße 11
89522 Heidenheim, Germany

Tel. +49 7321 37 6121
Fax +49 7321 37 7128

Voith Hydro Ocean Current Technologies GmbH & Co. KG
Alexanderstraße 11
89522 Heidenheim, Germany

Tel. +49 7321 37 0
Fax +49 7321 37 78 28
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Voith Hydro Ltda.
Rua Friedrich von Voith 825
Prédio 70
02995-000 Sao Paulo

Tel. +55 11 3944 4000
Fax +55 11 3944 4001
St. Pölten / St. Georgen, Austria

Voith Hydro GmbH & Co. KG
Linzer Straße 55
3100 St. Pölten, Austria

Tel. +43 2742 806 0
Fax +43 2742 806 22623

Kössler Gesellschaft m.b.H.
Hauptstraße 122 - 124
3151 St. Georgen, Austria

Tel. +43 2742 885272
Fax +43 2742 884626
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