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Numerous well-engineered auxiliary systems are required to ensure safe, reliable and efficient operation of hydropower plants.
Voith is a full-line supplier providing entire solutions from one source for hydropower plants – including engineering, design and supply of mechanical and electrical systems and equipment, as well as hydraulic steel structures.
All components and systems are integrated seamless into overall plant concepts and designs. Our engineers are highly competent in all domains, and we use our worldwide extensive experience from project execution to develop optimized solutions for all project-specific requirements.
The benefits making the difference
- 150 years of experience
- Integration into all existing systems
- Reduced interfaces
- Modular design concepts
- Hundreds of references
Balance of Plant electrical systems
In addition, numerous electrical energy systems and components are an integral part of the station supply of hydropower plants. The operation of a power plant requires electrical energy, e.g., to run motor-driven equipment like cooling or drainage pumps, cranes and electrical drives of valves.
The optimization of the electrical energy consumption of a power plant and the reduction of electrical losses are subject to our engineering with respect to plant operation and plant efficiency.
Balance of Plant electrical systems include:
- Generator lead / power train
- Static frequency converter
- Variable speed equipment / AC excitation
- MV switchgears and station supply
- GSU transformers
- HV substations / switchyards
- Other services
Balance of Plant mechanical systems
The mechanical auxiliary systems cover the following categories:
- Water systems
- Air systems
- Fire extinguishing systems
- Lifting and handling equipment
- Heating, ventilation and air conditioning
Hydraulic steel structure
Hydraulic steel structures comprise the following areas:
- Dam and diversion equipment
- Intake equipment
- Downstream / draft tube equipment
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Hy2Grid is a modular, full-service solution for small hydropower plants. It covers the entire product range of electrical systems for connecting a hydropower plant to the grid and offers an automation solution from a single source.LEARN MORE ABOUT HY2GRID