Bieudron is a 1,269MW hydro power project. It is located on Lake Dix river/basin in Valais, Switzerland. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. The project construction commenced in 1993 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1998. Buy the profile here.

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The project was developed by Grande Dixence. Alpiq Holding, Axpo Power, BKW Energie and Industrielle Werke Basel are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 60%, 13.33%, 13.33% and 13.33% respectively.

The gross head and net head of the project are 1,883m and 1,869m respectively. Bieudron underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2005-2009. The project generated 2,402 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project construction commenced in 1993 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1998.

Contractors involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 3 units of pelton turbines, each with 423MW nameplate capacity.

ABB supplied 3 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 465 MVA.

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This content was updated on 10 November 2023

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide from announcement through to operation across all technologies and countries worldwide.